Tokyo, 27 September 2022 (TDI): Foreign Minister of the Republic of Turkiye, Mevlut Cavusoglu is on an official visit to Japan from 26th to 27th September 2022.

The primary purpose of the visit is to attend the funeral of Shinzo Abe, the Former Prime Minster of Japan, organized by the state.

The Foreign Minister of Turkiye also met with the Foreign Minister of Japan Hayashi Yoshimasa in the Tokyo Metropolis, on 26 September. The meeting started at 6 pm JST.

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Mevlut Cavusoglu expressed his condolence to Minister Hayashi, who paid him gratitude for attending the funeral. The Minister stated that he preferred to continue the diplomatic legacy of the departed Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe.

He demonstrated a keen interest in endorsing and promoting bilateral relations between both States. He also showed concern in discussing international issues between the stakeholders. 

In the current high official meeting, the Ministers highlighted the need for the development of the bilateral relationship between Turkey and Japan.

They urged to devise a strategy that would prompt the progress of the various ongoing projects between both countries. They committed to avoiding any delay in this regard. 

Despite bilateral interests, both Foreign Ministers also discussed the other regional developments and the state of affairs in Ukraine.

Both Ministers agreed that protecting the international order is mandatory for peaceful survival. The said system must be based on the rule of law. They urged the global community to unite and raise its voice on this issue.

Bilateral relations between Turkiye and Japan

Diplomatic relations between the two states started in 1924. The strategic partnership was initiated in 2013 and since then frequent high-level meetings have been exchanged between both countries.

Despite others, the significant endeavor includes the project of the Turkey-Japan University of Science and Technology (TJU). The project is expected to accomplish by 2024. It will be the year of the 100th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic associations between both states.