Youth Invitation Program from Israel and the Palestinian Territories

December 16, 2005

  1. Under the Youth Invitation Program from Israel and the Palestinian Territories, ten young Israeli and Palestinian professionals from various sectors are now visiting Japan from December 14 (Wed) to 22 (Thu).
  2. The purpose of the Program is to promote mutual confidence-building between the Israelis and the Palestinians and to deepen their understanding of Japan's efforts for the Middle East peace, with a view to helping both parties to realize a peaceful coexistence. The participants paid courtesy calls on Thursday on Mr. Shintaro Ito, Parliamentary Secretary for Foreign Affairs, and Dr. Tatsuo Arima, Special Envoy of the Government of Japan for the Middle East. They will also meet with businessmen, academics, journalists, and Diet members to discuss various issues of mutual interest, and visit Hiroshima and Kyoto.
  3. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has been hosting this Program since 1997, and this year's program is the eighth. A total of more than 110 young people from both sides have participated in this program so far.
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