UAE, Japan look forward to stronger bilateral relations

Dubai, Dec 4 (IANS) United Arab Emirates (UAE) Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdullah bin Zayed Al-Nahyan met with his Japanese counterpart Kentaro Sonoura in Abu Dhabi to discuss ways of bolstering strategic relations between the two countries, media reports said.

The two ministers exchanged views about the latest regional and international developments, Xinhua news agency reported.

The visit by the Japanese minister and his delegation reflects the eagerness of both countries on boosting bilateral relations to serve the interests of the two states and peoples, Al-Nahyan said.

Meanwhile, Japanese minister lauded the UAE’s “prestigious regional and international position”, stressing his country’s keenness on promoting relations with the UAE to serve the common interests of both countries.

Trade between the UAE and Japan reached $15 billion in 2015. The UAE was also globally ranked 10th in foreign trade with Japan.

–IANS

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