His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan met in Tokyo with Japanese Defense Minister Takeshi Iwaya and discussed with him means to expand military cooperation between Jordan and Japan.
The King and the Japanese Minister also reviewed regional and international efforts to fight terrorism within a holistic approach, Petra news agency reported.
His Majesty pointed to cooperation and coordination between the two countries in this regard, referring to the Aqaba meetings that were organized by Jordan and Japan last April to discuss security challenges in South East Asia.
King Abdullah praised Japan’s constructive role in the Middle East as well as its efforts to achieve security and stability in the region.
The meeting was attended by the King’s Advisor, the Director of the King’s Office, the Jordanian Charge d’Affaires in Tokyo, the Chief-of-Staff, Japan ground self-defense force and Japan’s Ambassador to Jordan.
Their Majesties King Abdullah II and Queen Rania on Monday started a working visit to Japan by meeting with Japan Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo.
During the meeting, the two leaders stressed depth of the historic friendship between Jordan and Japan and keenness to expand joint cooperation in various domains.
King Abdullah expressed his appreciation to Japan for its continuous support to Jordan to implement various development projects in the Kingdom and its humanitarian role in supporting the refugees.
The meeting, attended by HRH Prince Omar bin Faisal, included a lunch banquet hosted by the Emperor and the Empress in honor of His Majesty King Abdullah and Her Majesty Queen Rania.