Courtesy Call on Mr. Fumio Kishida, Minister for Foreign Affairs, by Pehin Lim Jock Seng, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Trade II of Brunei Darussalam
May 10, 2013
On May 10, for around 25 minutes from 5:42 P.M., Mr. Fumio Kishida, Minister for Foreign Affairs, received a courtesy call from Pehin Orang Kaya Pekerma Dewa Dato Seri Paduka Lim Jock Seng, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Trade II of Brunei Darussalam, who is visiting Japan ahead of a visit by His Majesty Haji Hassanal Bolkiah, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam and Her Majesty Paduka Seri Baginda Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Hajah Saleha. The overview of the meeting is as follows.
- The Ministers welcomed the frequent visits by high-levels of both countries since the beginning of this year, including the visit of Minister Kishida to Brunei in January and the visit of His Royal Highness Prince Mohamed Bolkiah, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Brunei, to Japan in February. They also shared the view on continued cooperation for the further enhancement of bilateral relations toward the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Japan and Brunei next year.
- The two ministers expressed the expectations that there would be a fruitful exchange of opinions between leaders on bilateral cooperation and collaboration for regional issues at the Japan-Brunei Summit Meeting scheduled for May 13.
- On regional situations, Minister Kishida expressed his appreciation for Brunei’s efforts as the Chair of ASEAN this year. The ministers verified that two countries will continue collaboration toward the success of the series of ASEAN-related meetings to be held in Brunei, and the ASEAN-Japan Commemorating Summit Meeting to be held in Japan in December.