Meeting between Mr. Katsuya Okada, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, and H.E. Mr. Avigdor Liberman, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the State of Israel

May 11, 2010
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H.E. Mr. Avigdor Liberman, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the State of Israel(Photo)
H.E. Mr. Avigdor Liberman, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the State of Israel(Photo)
  1. On May 11 (Tue), Mr. Katsuya Okada, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, and H.E. Mr. Avigdor Liberman, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the State of Israel, held a meeting and a working dinner.

  2. Minister Okada touched upon his experience of visiting Israel in the year 2005.  He stressed that Israel was a key player for the realization of peace and stability in the Middle East. He also highlighted Japan’s intention to further develop the bilateral relationship between the two countries.

  3. Deputy Prime Minister Liberman expressed his satisfaction with the current bilateral relationship between Japan and Israel. He also stated that Israel hoped to deepen cooperation in areas, including economy, alternative energy, and outer space.

  4. Minister Okada stated that Japan welcomed the commencement of proximity talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority. He also highlighted Japan’s position regarding peace process in the Middle East including its demand for Israel to freeze all settlement activities.

  5. Deputy Prime Minister Liberman described the harsh environment surrounding Israel, including terrorist activities by extremists. While touching upon the importance of stopping anti-Israeli incitement by the Palestinians, he also stated that seeking security in Israel and economic prosperity in the Palestine territories are priority objectives. Deputy Prime Minister Liberman highly evaluated Japan’s contribution to the Middle East Peace Process.

  6. Iran’s nuclear issue and other topics were also discussed.
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