A delegation from the Japan Institute of International Affairs (JIIA) led by Amb. (Ret.) Shingo Yamagami paid an official visit to SAM on 2 March 2016. A roundtable meeting on a wide range of foreign policy issues was held between the JIIA officials and the Turkish delegation which includes diplomats from the relevant departments of the Turkish Foreign Ministry and academicians from the Center for Middle Eastern Strategic Studies (ORSAM).
The participants exchanged views on Turkish-Japanese bilateral relations, issues related to the neighbouring regions of both countries and foreign policy priorities on current regional and global issues.