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Japan-Turkey Foreign Ministers’ Telephone Conversation

July 18, 2018

Mr. Taro Kono, Minister for Foreign Affairs had a telephone conversation for approximately 10 minutes commencing at 3:10 p.m. on Wednesday, July 18, 2018, with H.E. Mr. Mevlüt ÇAVUŞOĞLU, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey. The overview is as follows.

1. In the beginning, Minister Kono extended his congratulations to H.E. Mr. Mevlüt ÇAVUŞOĞLU upon his reappointment as Minister of Foreign Affairs. Minister Kono also said that he would like to further deepen the relationship between Japan and Turkey in areas of politics, economy, culture, disaster prevention, as well as strengthen cooperation in regional and international arena based on the friendship developed over the past 130 years. In return, H.E. Mr. Mevlüt ÇAVUŞOĞLU expressed his gratitude and he said he would like to do his best to advance the relationship between the two countries.

2. Minister Kono appreciated the heartful message of condolences by H.E. Mr. Mevlüt ÇAVUŞOĞLU with regard to the Heavy Rain in Western Japan. In return, H.E. Mr. Mevlüt ÇAVUŞOĞLU expressed that the Turkish people’s heart would be with Japan at all times.

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