31 January 2023

Qatar, Japan Hold Second Strategic Dialogue

  • Qatar
  • Qatar

Tokyo, January 31 (QNA) - The government of the State of Qatar and the government of Japan held Tuesday the second strategic dialogue session at the headquarters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Tokyo, Japan.

HE Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani chaired the Qatari side in the session, and HE Minister of Foreign Affairs of Japan Hayashi Yoshimasa headed the Japanese side.

During the session, they discussed expanding joint investments in the energy field, enhancing cultural relations, cooperation, and exchanging experiences in cybersecurity, in addition to enhancing cooperation in the defense field, exchanging expertise in the technological field, promoting private investments, and exchanging businesspersons visits in the two countries.

Also, the two parties agreed to exchange notes on exempting Qatari citizens from entry visas by introducing the pre-registration system for Qatari travelers to Japan.

They expressed their concern about the consequences of the recent Israeli violations in the Palestinian territories, their agreement to support the resolutions of international legitimacy on the Palestinian issue, the need to end the Russian-Ukrainian crisis through dialogue and diplomatic means, and the importance of continuing humanitarian support to Afghanistan.

During the session, HE the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs expressed Qatar's thanks to Japan for its efforts in hosting the second strategic dialogue, stressing the importance of strategic dialogues and their effective role in strengthening relations between the two countries.

For his part, HE the Japanese Foreign Minister expressed his country's congratulations to the State of Qatar for its success in hosting the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar, thanking the popular and official welcome and the facilities provided to the Japanese fans.

His Excellency praised the distinguished relations between Qatar and Japan, expressing his country's aspiration to strengthen them, especially in the energy and trade fields. Also, he noted Qatar's reliability and importance as an energy source to Japan and global markets. (QNA)


General, Qatar , The Foreign Ministry, The Foreign Minister, Visits abroad
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