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Japan-Turkey Foreign Ministers’ Telephone Conversation

October 24, 2018

Mr. Taro Kono, Minister for Foreign Affairs, had a telephone conversation for approximately 10 minutes commencing at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 24, 2018, with H.E. Mr. Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey. The overview is as follows.

1. Minister Kono, referring to the release and protection of the Japanese journalist who was captured in Syria, expressed his gratitude to the effort by Turkish government. In return, Minister Çavuşoğlu welcomed the release of him who was captured in Syria for a long time and expressed that he was satisfied with the result. Minister Çavuşoğlu also stated that the Turkish authorities have been contacting closely with Japan, and Turkey would support that Japanese side could meet with him and identify, and he could return to Japan as soon as possible.

2. The two Ministers shared the view that they would continue to cooperate in the Japan-Turkey relationship and the regional issues.

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