Japan-UAE Summit Telephone Talk

September 13, 2022
[Provisional translation]
On September 13, commencing at 6:05 p.m. for approximately 20 minutes, Mr. KISHIDA Fumio, Prime Minister of Japan, held a telephone talk with H.H. Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The overview is as follows.
  1. At the outset, Prime Minister Kishida expressed his appreciation for condolence message from H.H. Sheikh Mohamed on the passing of former Prime Minister Abe, and congratulated H.H. Sheikh Mohamed on his inauguration. Prime Minister Kishida also stated that the UAE is a strategic partner for Japan, and expressed his intention to foster close ties with H.H. Sheikh Mohamed. In response, H.H. Sheikh Mohamed stated that the demise of former Prime Minister Abe was heartbreaking, and also expressed his renewed hopes for strengthening the bilateral relations with Japan.

  2. The two leaders confirmed to continue to strengthen the strategic partnership between Japan and UAE in various fields, especially as 2022 marks the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Japan and the UAE.

  3. Prime Minister Kishida expressed his appreciation for the UAE’s stable supply of crude oil to Japan. The two leaders confirmed that cooperation between Japan and the UAE towards the stabilization of the international oil market, and that further promotion of realistic energy transition and climate change countermeasures are crucial for realizing decarbonized society. Prime Minister Kishida also stated that Japan highly evaluates UAE’s leadership in realizing net zero by 2050. In response, H.H. Sheikh Mohamed expressed his appreciation for Japan’s support and stated that the UAE is committed to closely cooperating with Japan.

  4. The two leaders also confirmed that the two countries will closely cooperate, as Japan and UAE will have an overlapping term in the United Nations Security Council in 2023.

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