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Judeh meets Japanese FM, key lawmakers

By JT - Dec 17,2015 - Last updated at Dec 17,2015

AMMAN — Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh on Wednesday in Tokyo met with his Japanese counterpart Fumio Kishida and discussed with him bilateral relations and regional developments, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported. 

The two officials discussed the importance of taking advantage of available opportunities that serve both countries and enhance Japanese investments in Jordan. 

They also discussed international efforts to combat terrorism with Judeh reiterating that the Kingdom will always remain in the forefront in the face of extremist ideologies, stressing the importance of international coordination and cooperation in this fight.

In regard to Syria, Judeh and Kishida discussed efforts to find a political solution, including the recent meetings of stakeholders in Vienna.

Judeh outlined the burden Jordan shoulders in hosting too many Syrian refugees and the challenges this poses to host communities, urging international society to help Jordan and enable it to sustain its humanitarian mission. 

As for Palestine, Judeh stressed the need to implement the two-state solution, under which an independent Palestinian state is established within the June 4, 1967 lines, with East Jerusalem as its capital, based on relevant international references and the Arab Peace Initiative.

The meeting also covered the situations in Libya, Yemen and Iraq. 

For his part, Kishida underlined the Jordanian-Japanese partnership and commended the Kingdom’s regional role, under the leadership of His Majesty King Abdullah, to achieve security and stability in the region. 

Also on Wednesday, Judeh met with Speaker of the House of Representative of Japan Tadamori Oshima and discussed with him regional developments.

Oshima expressed interest in resuming parliamentary cooperation with Jordan.


Judeh also met with the Jordanian-Japanese friendship committee at the Japanese legislature and stressed the importance of exchanging visits by delegations, as it was announced that the committee would soon arrive in the Kingdom to meet senior officials.

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