On June 3, from 10:28 a.m., for about 25 minutes, Mr. MATSUNO Hirokazu, Chief Cabinet Secretary of Japan, received a courtesy visit from HE Mr. Othman Jerandi, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Migration and Tunisians at abroad from the Republic of Tunisia, visiting Japan. The overview is as follows:
- Initially, Chief Cabinet Secretary Matsuno expressed his welcome for Minister Jerandi’s visit to Japan and said that Japan hopes to further strengthen cooperation with Tunisia in preparation for TICAD 8 in August, which Tunisia will host. In response, Minister Jerandi expressed his hope to work closely with Japan for the success of TICAD8.
- Chief Cabinet Secretary Matsuno also said that Japan considers it important that the political reforms Tunisia is currently undertaking are implemented with broad public support and procedural transparency, and expressed the intention of Japan to continue its support for Tunisia’s efforts in favor of economic and financial reform. In response, Minister Jerandi expressed his gratitude for Japan’s longstanding support for Tunisia.
- In addition, the two sides exchanged views on the situation in Ukraine and the response to North Korea, including nuclear, missile and abduction issues, and affirmed that they would continue to coordinate to address these issues. Questions.
Distributed by APO Group on behalf of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan.