Jerandi/Japan’s Nagaoka talk: Cooperation relations discussed

Cooperation relations binding Tunisia and Japan and ways to foster them were at heart of a meeting held Monday in Tunis between Minister of Foreign Affairs, Migration and Tunisians Abroad Othman Jerandi and Japan’s Deputy Assistant Minister and Director-General of the Middle Eastern and African Affairs Bureau Kansuke Nagaoka.

The meeting was an occasion to discuss the preparations for the forthcoming bilateral events, notably the 11th Tunisian-Japanese Joint Commission and the outcome of the 8th Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD8) hosted by Tunisia in August 2022, reads a Foreign Ministry press release.

The last Tunisian-Japanese Joint Commission was held in February 2019 in Tokyo.

The two officials commended the excellent friendship and cooperation relations binding the two countries countries and voiced willingness to further foster them and open new horizons in a bid to ensure an efficient partnership at the bilateral and tripartite levels between Tunisia, Japan and Africa.

Jerandi pointed out in the same connection, the interest Tunisia lends to the follow-up of the VTC meeting held on August 26, 2022 between President Kais Saied and Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and the materialisation of the recommendations drawn up during the TICAD8.

Nagaoka, who is currently on a working visit to Tunisia, hailed the success of the TICAD8, which had been a new opportunity for the development of relations between the two countries.

The Japanese official further expressed his country’s keenness to keep supporting Tunisia, diversify the economic and financial cooperation fields and further develop the legal framework governing bilateral relations.

Source: Tap News Agency