Cairo, September 12: Aiming to promote cooperation for stability and prosperity in the Middle East region, first Ministerial Meeting for Arab-Japanese Political Dialogue was held in Cairo on Monday. Japanese Foreign minister Taro Kono met his counterpart from UAE Anwar bin Mohammed Gargash. This visit mainly focuses on economic and energy matters dealing with the middle east. For the first time, Japan and the Arab League pasting held a political dialogue at a ministerial level. The league groups 21 Middle Eastern and African nations as well as the Palestinian territory.
“Namely, given that some countries in the Middle East have close ties to North Korea and accept many North Korea workers, I will describe Japan’s position in relation to the current circumstances, and request some kind of response to the situation whereby these North Korean workers are sending foreign currency to North Korea. In addition, I also intend to engage in thorough exchanges of views regarding the situation in the Middle East,” Japanese Foreign Minister said in an earlier meeting.