King receives letter from Japan PM

17 January 2023

His Majesty King Abdullah on Tuesday received a letter from Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio, highlighting the strategic relations between the two countries, and reiterating Japan’s keenness on expanding cooperation in various fields.

King Abdullah received the letter during a meeting with Japanese Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Nishimura Yasutoshi, who delivered the letter, at Al Husseiniya Palace.

At the meeting, attended by His Royal Highness Crown Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah II, His Majesty expressed appreciation of Japan’s support for development projects in Jordan, pointing to opportunities of bilateral cooperation in capacity building in the fields of ICT, as well as research and development.

Also during the meeting—attended by His Royal Highness Prince Ghazi bin Muhammad, His Majesty’s chief adviser for religious and cultural affairs and personal envoy—the King highlighted the opportunities in Jordan’s ICT sector, which is rich with talents that enable the Kingdom to become a regional hub for developing 5G-related technologies.

For his part, Minister Nishimura commended Jordan’s role in enhancing regional economic cooperation, stressing Japan’s keenness on enhancing partnership with the Kingdom across various economic and development sectors.

Director of the Office of His Majesty Jafar Hassan, Minister of Digital Economy and Entrepreneurship Ahmad Hanandeh, and a number of senior Japanese officials and business people attended the meeting.