During a session with current Prime Minister KISHIDA Fumio on Tuesday, Jordan’s King Abdullah II paid tribute to former Japanese Prime Minister ABE Shinzo.
King Abdullah II, who attended the state burial, is quoted by the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs as saying that Abe was a great friend of not just Jordan but also the region, and that they both hoped to further the bilateral ties based on his legacy.
Kishida stated his desire to hold talks to advance the diplomatic legacy left by the late Abe.
The two presidents discussed the regional situation, including the Middle East Peace, and shared opinions. Kishida remarked that Japan would continue to support Jordan, especially the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees, and voiced his concern about the impact of the increase in food and fuel prices on Jordan, which is housing a large number of Palestinian refugees (UNRWA.)
Kishida also congratulated King Abdullah II Crown Prince Hussein on his engagement and wished the Jordanian Royal Family continued success as well as the growth of cordial ties with the Imperial Family of Japan.
The two leaders decided to keep collaborating in order to maintain long-term peace and stability in the Middle East area.