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Japan-Turkey Foreign Ministers’ Meeting

September 26, 2022
Two ministers at the photo session

On September 26, commencing at 6:05 p.m. for approximately 20 minutes, Mr. HAYASHI Yoshimasa, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, held a meeting with H.E. Mr. Mevlüt ÇAVUŞOĞLU, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey, who is visiting Japan to attend the state funeral for former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. The overview of the meeting is as follows.

  1. At the outset, Minister Hayashi expressed his gratitude for Minister ÇAVUŞOĞLU's participation in the funeral of the late former Prime Minister Abe, and stated that he would like to discuss bilateral relations and international issues in order to further develop the diplomatic legacy of former Prime Minister Abe, while Minister ÇAVUŞOĞLU once again expressed his condolences.
  2. Regarding bilateral relations, the two Ministers concurred on accelerating discussions toward an early conclusion of the Japan-Turkey Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) negotiations. The Ministers confirmed to advance in a timely manner various projects, including the Turkey-Japan University of Science and Technology (TJU), toward the 100th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Japan and Turkey in 2024.
  3. Furthermore, the Ministers exchanged views on the situation in Ukraine and other issues, and affirmed the need for a united response by the international community to protect the international order based on the rule of law.

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