Visit to Japan by Dr. Mahmoud Abbas, Palestinian President

February 2, 2010

  1. His Excellency Dr. Mahmoud Abbas, Palestinian President, will visit Japan from February 7 (Sun) to 10 (Wed).
  2. During his stay in Japan, H.E. Dr. Abbas will meet with Mr. Yukio Hatoyama, Prime Minister of Japan, and other government executives to widely exchange views on the Middle East peace process and Japan’s assistance to establish a self-sustained Palestinian State.
  3. This is Dr. Abbas’ second visit to Japan since he assumed the presidency. Taking the opportunity of this visit, Japan intends to elaborate its contribution for facilitating the peace process and expects the promotion of Japan-Palestinian friendship.
  4. H.E. Dr. Abbas will visit Hiroshima on February 7 (Sun) and leave a floral tribute at the Memorial Cenotaph for Atomic Bomb Victims and visit the Atomic Bomb Dome.