Official Statements

Jordan Prime Minister Meets Kan

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

The following is the official statement released in regard to the summit meeting in Tokyo between the prime ministers of Japan and Jordan:

Prime Minister of Japan Naoto Kan held a bilateral meeting at the Prime Minister's Office with the Prime Minister of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan Samir Al Rifai, who is in Japan on an official working visit, for about 30 minutes from 6:00 p.m. on October 12 (Tue). The outline of the meeting is as follows.

Prime Minister Rifai expressed his gratitude not just for the support given to Jordan, but for the support which Japan has provided for the entire Middle East region, including that assistance for peace in the Middle East.

Prime Minister Kan noted that Japan had particular interest in large-scale infrastructure projects, in particular, the project for the construction of nuclear power plants. He touched upon the signing of Japan-Jordan Nuclear Cooperation Agreement and stated that the Japanese government would extend the maximum support it could on the finance side while ensuring the safety of the project. Prime Minister Kan also stated with regard to bilateral economic cooperation that he would consider the contribution of additional ODA loans to Jordan. Finally, Prime Minister Kan pointed out the importance of the promotion of the Middle East peace process. In response, Prime Minister Rifai explained that Jordan, as a hub for the Middle East, has been promoting region-wide projects to bring economic benefit to the region as a whole, including projects for nuclear power, water, and railroads, and that if the dividends of peace are felt throughout the region, the entire region would become more moderate.


Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Japan)


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