Statement by Press Secretary/Director-General for Press and Public Relations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on the decision of Israel regarding the withdraw from the northern part of Ghajar

November 18, 2010

  1. The Government of Japan welcomes the statement dated November 17 by the Security Cabinet of Israel saying that it has decided to accept, in principle, the proposal of the UNIFIL Commander to withdrawal by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) from the northern part of Ghajar.

  2. Japan calls on both Israel and Lebanon to continue to make efforts for the full implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1701, which calls for a permanent ceasefire between the two countries and respect for the Blue Line.