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His Majesty meets Japanese defence minister over ties

King expresses appreciation for Japan's continued support to Jordan

By JT - Dec 15,2019 - Last updated at Dec 15,2019

His Majesty King Abdullah, accompanied by HRH Crown Prince Hussein, meets with Japanese Defence Minister Kono Taro at Al Husseiniya Palace on Sunday (Photo courtesy of Royal Court)

AMMAN — His Majesty King Abdullah, accompanied by HRH Crown Prince Hussein, met with Japanese Defence Minister Kono Taro on Sunday at Al Husseiniya Palace to discuss the strategic partnership between the two countries and means of enhancing cooperation in various areas, especially defence.

During the meeting, King Abdullah expressed appreciation for Japan's continued support to Jordan across many fields, according to a Royal Court statement. 

Discussions also covered regional developments, with His Majesty commending Japan’s role in pursuit of peace and stability in the Middle East, the statement said.

The meeting touched on the Aqaba Process initiative, as well as regional and international efforts to counter terrorism through a holistic approach, and the need to maintain cooperation and coordination in this regard, according to the statement.

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