Ambassador Lina ANNAB Meets with Tokyo Governor KOIKE Yuriko

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Tuesday October 17, 2023

On Tuesday October 17, 2023 Ambassador ANNAB  held a meeting with the Governor of Tokyo, Ms. KOIKE Yuriko .  ANNAB was accompanied by Deputy Chief of Mission Mr. Ali ARABIYAT.  The meeting focused on strengthening bilateral relations between Jordan and Japan.  The meeting took place at the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office, where both parties engaged in fruitful discussions on various topics of mutual interest.

One of the key highlights of the meeting was the expression of gratitude by Ambassador ANNAB to Governor KOIKE for her unwavering support  to fostering strong ties between Jordan and Japan. In particular, Ambassador ANNAB thanked Governor Koike for her role in supporting the Exchange Program for High School Students between Jordan and Japan. This program will enable Japanese and Jordanian students to visit and learn from each other’s cultures and educational systems, further promoting cultural understanding and friendship between the two countries.

During the meeting, both parties also delved into the startup support initiatives in Tokyo and Jordan, recognizing the potential for collaboration in the startup ecosystem. This collaboration is expected to promote innovation and entrepreneurship exchanges between the two countries.

The discussions encompassed the current situation in Jordan and the broader Middle East region. Ambassador ANNAB provided insights into the developments in Jordan and the ongoing situation with the War on Gaza.

Looking ahead, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, under the banner of “Sustainable High City Tech Tokyo” (SusHi Tech Tokyo), expressed its commitment to utilizing cutting-edge technologies to create solutions for global urban challenges. In this regard, SusHi Tech Tokyo 2024 is scheduled to be held from the end of April to May in 2024. This event will bring together startups and city leaders from around the world to explore innovative solutions to urban issues.

Ambassador ANNAB expressed interest in active participation in SusHi Tech Tokyo 2024, encompassing the capital city of Amman, as well as other Jordanian cities and companies, to take part in the event. This collaborative effort promises to leverage Tokyo’s strengths and potential, ultimately sharing their innovative endeavors with the international community.

The meeting between Ambassador ANNAB and Governor KOIKE underscores the continued commitment of both Jordan and Japan to strengthen their diplomatic ties and foster cooperation across various domains, ensuring a brighter and more prosperous future for both countries.