Middle East

The Sixth Ministerial-Level Meeting of the Four-Party Consultative Unit for the “Corridor for Peace and Prosperity”

April 29, 2018
Japanese

On April 29, Mr. Taro Kono, Minister for Foreign Affairs, attended the Sixth Ministerial-Level Meeting of the Four-Party Consultative Unit for the “Corridor for Peace and Prosperity” in Dead Sea, Jordan, during his visit. The overview of the meeting is as follows.

1. The meeting was attended by H.E. Mr. Imad N. Fakhoury, Minister of Planning and International Cooperation of Jordan, Mr. Eliyahu Cohen, Minister of Economy and Industry of Israel, and Dr. Riad Malki, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriate of Palestine. Minister Kono served as Chair.

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    H.E. Mr. Imad N. Fakhoury, Minister of Planning
    and International Cooperation of Jordan
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    Mr. Eliyahu Cohen, Minister of Economy
    and Industry of Israel
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    Dr. Riad Malki, Minister of Foreign Affairs
    and Expatriate of Palestine

2. At the meeting, the four parties welcomed progress of the Jericho Agro-Industrial Park (JAIP), the flagship project of the “Corridor for Peace and Prosperity” aiming to encourage the development of the Palestinian economy through regional cooperation.

3. The meeting focused on the logistic arrangement between JAIP to Allenby/King Hussein Bridge. Minister Kono explained grade up of the initiative, focusing on the ICT sector and improving the logistics.

4. The four parties shared the view that the “Corridor for Peace and Prosperity” initiative” is important for the development of the Palestinian economy.

5. The meeting was held in a positive mood and participants expressed their appreciation to the Japanese initiative.

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