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Japanese minister's visit to boost mutual trust
Publication Date : 12-01-2013
Japanese Foreign Minister's visit to Brunei is to develop mutual trust as well as to push forwards cooperation with member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean), according to information provided by the Embassy of Japan in Brunei.
In a media brief, the embassy reiterated Brunei's current chairmanship of Asean and said that its foreign minister, Fumio Kishida was in the country to develop the relationship based on mutual trust with the Chair of Asean and to also support the establishment of the Asean Community by 2015.
It also noted that the minister was here to strengthen political dialogue, economic relations and cooperation on economic diversification and job creation in Brunei. In terms of Regional and International Affairs, the embassy stated that their foreign minister would like to share common perceptions.
Kishida's visit to Brunei is part of a regional tour, which aims to strengthen long-standing friendly and cooperative relations with Asean member states.
The minister is in Brunei for a two-day visit, and is scheduled to pay courtesy calls on the Senior Minister at the Prime Minister's Office, Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah, and the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Prince Mohamed Bolkiah in the capital.