On Wednesday, for the first time in a video conference Japan, Egypt and Jordan held trilateral consultation regarding the Middle East. The nations exchanged their views on regional affairs and future economic cooperation.
Tokyo’s foreign ministry confirmed the meeting between the three countries would take place during the visit of the former foreign minister MOTEGI Toshimitsu to Egypt and Jordan in 2021. During his visit, he said, “Through the visit, I want to reiterate our commitment to the Middle East, which has contributed to ts peace and prosperity over the years”. He visited Egypt, Iran, Israel, Jordan, Palestine, Turkey and Qatar to discuss regional security and the response to the coronavirus pandemic
According to the delegationsTrilateral Consultations will be convened on a periodic basis.
Kansuke Nagaoka, director-general of the Middle Eastern and African affairs bureau, led the Japanese delegation, while Ambassador Alaa Moussa, assistant minister for Arab affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, headed the Egyptian delegation.
Ambassador Hazem Al-Khatib, director of the department of Arab and Middle Eastern affairs, and ambassador Muhammed Hindawi, director of the department for negotiations coordination, led the delegation, according to the ministry.