Courtesy Call on Prime Minister Kishida by His Highness Sheikh Khalid bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Member of Abu Dhabi Executive Council and Chairman of Abu Dhabi Executive Office
September 26, 2022
On September 26, commencing at 2:20 p.m. for approximately 10 minutes, Mr. KISHIDA Fumio, Prime Minister of Japan, received a courtesy call from His Highness Sheikh Khalid bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Member of Abu Dhabi Executive Council and Chairman of Abu Dhabi Executive Office, during his visit to Japan to attend the State Funeral of former Prime Minister Abe. The overview is as follows.
1. At the outset, Prime Minister Kishida welcomed that the framework document for the “Comprehensive Strategic Partnership Initiative (CSPI)” will be signed in the coming days, and expressed his appreciation for the attendance of Sheikh Khalid at the State Funeral of former Prime Minister Abe. Prime Minister Kishida also expressed his intention to further strengthen the strategic partnership between Japan and the UAE, referring to a discussion with President Mohamed, the father of Sheikh Khalid, in the telephone talk on September 13.
2. In response, Sheikh Khalid expressed his heartfelt condolences on the demise of former Prime Minister Abe and stated that President Mohamed has also entrusted him with his condolence message. Sheikh Khalid also expressed his renewed hopes for further strengthening the bilateral relations with Japan.
3. The two sides welcomed that Japan and the UAE had agreed in principle on the Agreement concerning the Transfer of Defense Equipment and Technology. The two sides also confirmed to strengthen bilateral cooperation towards the next 50 years in a wide range of areas, from clean energy and advanced technology to human resource development, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Japan and the UAE this year.
4. The two sides noted the upcoming resumption of the visa-free travel to Japan which had been temporarily suspended due to the spread of the COVID-19, and confirmed the early introduction of full visa waiver measures for the UAE nationals possessing valid ordinary passports, without pre-registration of the passports prior to their departure which was previously required.