Meeting between Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affair Tsuji and the Secretary of State for the Minister of Foreign Affairs in charge of Economic Diplomacy of the Republic of Tunisia
October 6, 2018
On October 6, commencing at 3:05 p.m. for approximately 25 minutes, Mr. Kiyoto Tsuji, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, held a bilateral meeting with Mr. Hatem Chahreddine Ferjani, Secretary of State for the Minister of Foreign Affairs in charge of Economic Diplomacy of the Republic of Tunisia, who was in visit in Japan to attend the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) Ministerial Meeting. The overview of the meeting is as follows,
1. In opening statements, Secretary Ferjani emphasized the recent tangible results of bilateral cooperation between the two countries and expressed his appreciation for Japan’s assistance to Tunisia, showing his hope to further strengthen that partnership.
2. Parliamentary Vice-Minister Tsuji sincerely welcomed Secretary Ferjani’s attendance at the TICAD Ministerial Meeting. He noted that bilateral relations between the two countries have seen a multi-layered development through exchanges on various levels and that Japan seeks to enhance the bilateral relations to an even higher level.
3. Parliamentary Vice-Minister Tsuji also stated that Japan will continue to seek to contribute to Tunisia’s development, utilizing Japan’s strengths to help Tunisia overcome various challenges it faces. Both promised to cooperate towards TICAD7 next year.
4. In addition, the Ministers held an exchange of views regarding cooperation in the international arena such as the North Korea situation including the abductions issue, as well as Security Council reform.