Kuwait's Deputy Premier and Foreign Minister Sheikh Dr. Mohammad Sabah Al-Salem Al-Sabah, who was in Tokyo yesterday as part of an Asian tour, met with ambassadors of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) while here.

Sheikh Mohammad discussed with the ambassadors the outcome of his meetings with Japanese officials, related to GCC-Japanese ties.
Kuwait is holding the rotating presidency of the GCC, while groups Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, Oman, the UAE, and Kuwait.
According to the statement, Sheikh Mohammad briefed the ambassadors on his meeting with resigned premier Yukio Hatoyama, which emphasized the importance of free trade negotiations between the two sides and means to overcome any existing hurdles.
Sheikh Mohammad expressed the GCC's keenness for cooperation with Japan and benefitting from its technological expertise, and convoyed the desire of the GCC member states to launch strategic dialogue similar to that existing between the GCC and each of India, China and Russia.
The embassy statement also said that Sheikh Mohammad briefed the ambassadors on the results of the second GCC-ASEAN meeting, which he took part in in Singapore on June 1. The meeting was held yesterday, Thursday, over a luncheon organized by the Kuwaiti Embassy.