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Japan-Qatar Foreign Ministers’ Telephone Conversation

August 10, 2017

On August 10, from 8 p.m. for approximately 10 minutes, Mr. Taro Kono, Minister for Foreign Affairs, had telephone conversation with H.E. Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the State of Qatar. The overview is as follows.

1. In the beginning, Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed extended his congratulations to Minister Kono upon his appointment as Minister for Foreign Affairs. In return, Minister Kono expressed his appreciation and stated that he values the partnership between the two countries in the field of energy and economy, showing Japan’s strong stance of committing to achieving the stability in the Middle East.

2. Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed responded that the relationship with Japan is a first priority for Qatar, and that he appreciates the partnership between the two countries. Minister Mohammed added that there is big potential in the bilateral relationship, and that he wishes to develop the relationship together with Minister Kono.

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