Panafrican News Agency

Japanese foreign minister visits Tunisia

Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) – Japanese Minister of Foreign Affairs Toro Kono on Tuesday started a two-day official visit to Tunisia, the first made by a head of the Japanese diplomacy since 2003, sources at the Tunisian foreign affairs ministry said.

The visit, aimed at strengthening bilateral relations between the two countries, will be an opportunity for consultations and improvement of their partnership, particularly in the areas of infrastructure and sustainable development, health, environment, culture and sciences, the same sources explained.

Mr. Kono will hold working sessions with his Tunisian counterpart, Khaemnes Jhinaoui, and consultations with several senior Tunisian officials.

Relations between Tunisia and Japan have over the past few years recorded important activities after the Tunisian minister of foreign affairs visited Tokyo from 1-2 November 2017.

During that visit, the two countries signed a movement order for bilateral cooperation and an agreement on the launch of high-level political consultations.

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