Japan to expand cooperation with Jordan for regional peace, stability — envoy

Japan to expand cooperation with Jordan for regional peace, stability — envoy
(Photo: Petra)
AMMAN — The Japanese ambassador to Amman, Okuyama Jiro, has expressed Japan's desire to expand regional cooperation with Jordan to contribute to achieving peace and stability in the Middle East. The ambassador made the statement during a ceremony celebrating Japan's national day at the Japanese embassy in Amman on Tuesday evening, as reported by the Jordan News Agency, Petra.

70th anniversary of diplomatic relationsDuring his speech, the envoy highlighted that 2024 will mark the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Japan and Jordan. He praised the Kingdom's humanitarian role in providing shelter and necessary services to refugees, and the Japanese support for Jordan in this field.

On the Palestinian issue, the ambassador added that Japan had been providing assistance to UNRWA since 1953, even before becoming a member of the UN.

He stated that 2023 marks the 70th anniversary of Japan's ties with UNRWA, and that Japan strongly supports the two-state solution based on relevant UN Security Council resolutions and international law.

BusinessThe ambassador also noted that some Japanese multinational companies are covering their regional business from their offices in Amman, and that the "agreement between Japan and Jordan for the Promotion and Protection of Investment" took effect in August 2020.

He emphasized that Japan is keen to extend further cooperation with Jordan, in line with new global targets such as green transition, sustainable development, and care for vulnerable groups, women's empowerment, and gender equality.

The ceremony was attended by a number of ministers, officials, diplomats, journalists, and guests. Minister of Culture, Haifaa Al-Najjar, emphasized the striking similarities between Jordan and Japan, with each representing a story of renaissance and working for peace. She hailed the bilateral relations and joint cooperation in various domains. اضافة اعلان



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