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FM meets Japanese counterpart over joint cooperation, region

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AMMAN - Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, Ayman Safadi, held the second round of the strategic dialogue with his Japanese counterpart, Toshimitsu Motegi, which was launched in 2018, as an institutional action mechanism to maintain consultation and coordination on ways to enhance bilateral cooperation, in addition to regional, international developments of mutual interest.اضافة اعلان

The two ministers stressed the "strong, distinguished" relations between the two countries, which have witnessed "remarkable" development over the past years in various fields.

Safadi and Motegi, who arrived in Amman as part of a regional tour, discussed the steps required to achieve "higher" levels of economic cooperation, trade exchange, as well as investment, educational and tourism cooperation, and bolster defense and security cooperation, including cooperation within the Aqaba meetings track, according to a Foreign Ministry statement.

Safadi and Motegi said the strategic dialogue and its keenness to maintain this mechanism on a regular basis reflects the importance that the Kingdom and Japan attach to their "historic, strategic" relations, and the common willingness to develop them in various fields.

The two ministers discussed economic cooperation programs, investment opportunities in the water and energy fields, as well as Japan's support for the development process in Jordan, and the Kingdom's request to obtain a Japanese soft loan worth $300 million, said the statement.

Safadi said Japan is a "firm" strategic partner to Jordan, and valued its assistance to support the Kingdom's national economy and its development process, and confront the Covid-19 pandemic-induced consequences, regional crises and the refugee burden.

the Japanese minister stressed the "deep-rooted" bilateral relations, stressing that the Kingdom is a "strategic" partner to Japan in the region.



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