Holding of a Conference "Towards Stable Coexistence of Mutually Interdependent States of Israel and Palestine" to Build Confidence between the Israelis and the Palestinians

May 13, 2003

  1. The Ministry for Foreign Affairs will host a conference "Towards Stable Coexistence of Mutually Interdependent States of Israel and Palestine" to build confidence between the two parties on May 19 (Mon) and 20 (Tue) in Tokyo.

  2. Taking part in the Conference will be representatives of the business world, the governments, the Parliaments and the academic world of Israel, the Palestinian Self-Government Authority, and Japan.

  3. The Conference will discuss a vision of prosperity for both the Israelis and the Palestinians, and the role to be played by the international community, from a mid- and long-term perspective.

  4. This Conference will be held as part of Japan's initiative for confidence-building between the Israelis and the Palestinians, one of Japan's policies for promoting the Middle East peace process, which was announced by Foreign Minister Yoriko Kawaguchi in her recent visit to Israel and the Palestinian Autonomous Areas.
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