MEA – President Mahmoud Abbas met today with the Japanese Foreign Minister, Toshimitsu Motegi, at the presidential headquarters in Ramallah, where they discussed the latest developments in the occupied Palestinian Territories.
The President welcomed the guest minister, stressing the depth of the friendly relations between the friendly Palestinian and Japanese peoples, and Palestine’s keenness to strengthen them to serve the interests of the two countries.
The President briefed the Japanese Foreign Minister on the latest developments in the Palestinian territories, stressing the importance of returning to a political process that ends the Israeli occupation of the territories of the State of Palestine, with East Jerusalem as its capital, under the auspices of the International Quartet Committee and in accordance with the resolutions of international legitimacy.
He praised Japan’s political stances in support of achieving peace and stability, welcoming an active Japanese role in the International Quartet, commensurate with the great role Japan plays in supporting and achieving peace in the region and the world.
The President praised the continued Japanese support for our Palestinian people to build the institutions of the Palestinian state, the economic support through the Corridor for Peace and Prosperity project and the CEPAD conference, and the support provided to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Refugees “UNRWA” and the fight against the “Corona” epidemic.
For his part, the Japanese Foreign Minister affirmed his country’s commitment to continue supporting the achievement of peace and stability in the region, in accordance with the two-state solution and the right of the Palestinian people to self-determination in their independent state. between Japan and Palestine.
The guest minister stressed that Japan is committed to providing economic support to the Palestinian people, and its continuation in providing economic projects, the most important of which are the Peace and Prosperity Corridor Project, which includes the agricultural and industrial zone in the city of Jericho, and the mosaic covering project in the historic Hisham Palace in it in support of the Palestinian economy, in addition to The CEPAD Conference for East Asian Countries led by Japan, along with UNRWA support projects and emergency aid to Gaza.
The meeting was attended by: Foreign Minister Riyad Al-Maliki, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Information Nabil Abu Rudeineh, diplomatic advisor to the President Majdi Al-Khalidi, and on the Japanese side, Japan’s representative to Palestine and a number of leaders of the Japanese Foreign Ministry.