Japan-Jordan Foreign Ministers’ Telephone Talk
On May 26th, commencing at 8:15PM for 15 minutes, Mr. MOTEGI Toshimitsu, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, held a telephone talk with H. E. Mr. Ayman Safadi, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. The overview is as follows:
- At the outset, Minister Motegi extended his sincere congratulations to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan on the State’s first Centennial and expressed his respect for the mediation efforts by Arab countries, including Jordan, in realizing the ceasefire agreement between Israel and Palestinian militants.
- The Ministers exchanged views on the latest developments surrounding Israel and Palestine. Minister Motegi stated his determination to play an active role, including in addressing the urgent need for assistance in the Gaza Strip in a timely manner, while cooperating with the international community, including Jordan. Minister Motegi reaffirmed Japan’s support for a two-state solution regarding the Middle East Peace Process, and expressed his commitment to making continuous efforts toward confidence-building among the concerned parties through Japan’s own initiatives such as the “Corridor for Peace and Prosperity”. In response, Minister Safadi praised Japan’s commitment to the Middle East Peace Process and expressed that he would like to cooperate with Japan to ensure the long-term stability of Gaza Strip and the whole region.
- The Ministers shared the view on the importance of working on confidence-building between Israel and Palestine from every angle, and concurred to continue to closely cooperate with each other, including in further enhancing the bilateral relationship between Japan and Jordan.