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September 26, 1985

CABLE NO. 2459, AMBASSADOR KURODA TO THE FOREIGN MINISTER, 'MEETING OF JAPANESE FOREIGN MINISTER AND US SECRETARY OF STATE (SHAMIR'S VISIT TO JAPAN)'

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    This telegram to the Foreign Minister from Ambassador Kuroda of Japan summarizes US Secretary of State Shultz and Minister Abe’s options on a recent visit to Japan by Israeli Foreign Minister Shamir.
    "Cable No. 2459, Ambassador Kuroda to the Foreign Minister, 'Meeting of Japanese Foreign Minister and US Secretary of State (Shamir's Visit to Japan)'," September 26, 1985, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, Diplomatic Archives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, File No. 2017-0631. Translated by Stephen Mercado. https://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/270634
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Number: R131750

Primary: North American Affairs Bureau Director-General

Sent: United Nations, September 26, 1985, 20:35

Received: MOFA, September 27, 1985, 09:49

To: Foreign Minister      

From: Ambassador Kuroda

Meeting of Japanese Foreign Minister and US Secretary of State (Shamir’s Visit to Japan)

No. 2459 Secret Top Urgent

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Outgoing Telegram No. 2455 Separate Telegram Section 4

1. Secretary Shultz said that he was impressed by the visit to Japan of Israeli Foreign Minister Shamir. He thought that it was good for Israel and that the positive response in the United States was good for Japan. He stated that it was good that Minister Abe made an effort for the visit to Japan.

2. In response, Minister Abe said that the visit to Japan was the first official visit of an Israeli foreign minister to Japan. That in itself was appreciated by Israel. There was not necessarily an agreement of views on everything, but there was an agreement to continue the dialogue. He thought that there was merit in promoting relations between Japan and Israel for Japan’s contribution to the Middle East problem and such. He stated that the Arab countries had opposed the visit to Japan and that to the end there had been pressure to stop it, but that Japan had explained “the need for continued dialogue.”

Passed to United States, Israel (End)

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