Japan-Israel Relations

February 13, 2023

On February 13, commencing at 6:05 p.m. for approximately 15 minutes, Mr. KISHIDA Fumio, Prime Minister of Japan, held a summit telephone talk with H.E. Mr. Benjamin NETANYAHU, Prime Minister of the State of Israel. The overview of the talk is as follows.

  1. At the outset, Prime Minister Kishida extended his congratulations to Prime Minister Netanyahu on his assumption and expressed his hope to continue to develop bilateral relations in a broad and diversified manner in economy, technology and other areas, following the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries last year.
  2. In response, Prime Minister Netanyahu expressed his gratitude and hopes for strengthening cooperation for the further development of bilateral relations.
  3. On the Middle East Peace, Prime Minister Kishida expressed Japan’s concern over the rising tensions between Israel and Palestine and unilateral measures taken by both sides, and explained Japan’s approach of assisting Palestinians in order to achieve a two-state solution.
  4. The two leaders also exchanged views on the situation in Ukraine and East Asia, among other issues, and concurred on working closely together to ensure regional stability.

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