Statement by Press Secretary/Director-General for Press and Public Relations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on the announcement of the Government of Israel and Syria regarding the start of indirect peace talks

May 22, 2008

  1. The Government of Japan welcomes the announcement of the Governments of Israel and Syria to have started indirect peace talks under the auspices of Turkey.
  2. The Government of Japan also highly appreciates mediation efforts by the Prime Minister of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan.