On September 5, from 8:15 p.m. local time (on September 6, from 2:15 JST), the Japan-Egypt-Jordan Trilateral Ministerial Consultations on the Middle East was held for the first time in Cairo, Egypt.
- The Japanese delegation was led by Mr. HAYASHI Yoshimasa, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan. The Egyptian delegation was led by H.E. Mr. Sameh Shoukry, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Arab Republic of Egypt. The Jordanian delegation was led by H.E. Mr. Ayman Al Safadi, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
- The three Ministers confirmed the trilateral cross-regional efforts of Japan, Egypt, and Jordan in Palestine, Lebanon, and Iraq towards the achievement of peace and prosperity in the Middle East. The three Ministers concurred to expand the horizons of cooperation to more countries and fields.
- Regarding the regional issues including the Middle East Peace, the three Ministers emphasized the indispensable role played by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) in assisting Palestine refugees and stabilizing the region. They urged the international community to strengthen its assistance through contributions to UNRWA.
(Reference)Japan-Egypt-Jordan Trilateral Ministerial Consultations on the Middle East
In August 2021, during the visit of Mr. MOTEGI Toshimitsu, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan (at the time) to Egypt and Jordan, the three countries concurred on holding consultations. So far, two senior official-level consultations have been held in March and September 2022 to exchange views on regional affairs and to discuss trilateral economic cooperation projects to contribute to peace and stability in the Middle East.