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Japan, Jordan FMs agree cooperation on Syria

Japan, Jordan FMs agree cooperation on Syria

Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi and Jordanian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Ayman Safadi agreed on Wednesday to continue to work together closely for the improvement of the situation in Syria, Japan’s Foreign Ministry said.

In their 10-minute telephone conversation, Safadi explained Jordan’s efforts regarding the situation in Syria, including the international meeting on Syria hosted by Jordan on May first, the ministry said in a press release.

In response, Hayashi expressed his respect for Jordan’s efforts to improve the situation in Syria, and explained Japan’s efforts and support to revitalize the political process and improve the humanitarian situation in Syria, it said.

Noting that visit of Jordanian King Abdullah II to Japan last month the third Strategic Dialogue between foreign ministers in March, Hayashi expressed his pleasure at the steadily developing bilateral relationship. He also conveyed gratitude for Jordan’s assistance in evacuating a Japanese national from conflict-ridden Sudan.

Safadi replied that King’s visit to Japan had provided momentum for the development of cooperative relations between the two countries, and that he would like to continue to further strengthen these relations, according to the ministry.

Source: Kuwait News Agency