Statement by Press Secretary/Director-General for Press and Public Relations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on the recent situation in Israel and the Palestinian Territories

March 5, 2010

  1. Japan welcomes the decision of the Arab Peace Initiative Follow-up Committee in the League of Arab States that it gives a chance to proximity talks between Israel and the Palestinians meditated by the United States for the period of 4 months at the maximum.

  2. Japan sincerely hopes that the proximity talks will swiftly develop into the resumption of direct talks between the two parties with its commitment to support two-state solution. Japan will keep making efforts to contribute to promoting Middle East peace together with the international community.