Meeting between Prime Minister of Japan and Prime Minister of Palestinian Authority

November 24, 2010
Japanese

Japan-the Palestinian Authority Summit Meeting(Photo)
(Photos: Cabinet Public Relations Office)
Japan-the Palestinian Authority Summit Meeting(Photo)
(Photos: Cabinet Public Relations Office)

On November 24 (Wed) for about 25 minutes from 6:00 p.m., Mr. Naoto Kan, Prime Minister of Japan, held a meeting at the Prime Minister’s Office with Dr. Salam Fayyad, Prime Minister of the Palestinian Authority, on his visit to Japan. The overview of the meeting is as follows.

  1. Prime Minister Kan stated Japan’s support for a two-state solution that would realize peaceful coexistence between Israel and a Palestinian state, and strongly urged the resumption of the direct peace negotiations. Prime Minister Kan also announced that Japan would continue assisting the Palestinian Authority’s state-building efforts and extend assistance of approximately 100 million US dollars within this fiscal year.

  2. Prime Minister Kan expressed an intention to continue working on the “Corridor for Peace and Prosperity” Initiative as a model of regional cooperation. He also explained that Japan intends to expand the supporters for the Palestinian Authority’s state-building, in cooperation with other East Asian countries, including Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore.

  3. Prime Minister Fayyad stated that the Palestinian side would be committed to peace negotiation, and thanked the Government and the people of Japan for their assistance to the Palestinian Authority’s state-building. Prime Minister Fayyad also requested continued support from Japan in the preparation process leading up to the establishment of a Palestinian state by 2011.
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