Japan-Israel Relations

November 8, 2017

Mr. Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan, had a telephone conversation for approximately 15 minutes commencing at 4:15 p.m. on Wednesday, November 8, 2017, with H.E. Mr. Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of the State of Israel. The overview is as follows.

1. In the beginning, H.E. Mr. Benjamin Netanyahu extended his congratulations to Prime Minister Abe upon his victory in the recent House of Representatives election. Prime Minister Netanyahu Majesty also stressed that he will work together with Prime Minister Abe to further enhance the relations between Japan and the State of Israel. In return, Prime Minister Abe expressed his gratitude.

2. Prime Minister Abe and Prime Minister Netanyahu discussed regional situation including North Korea and the Middle East Peace Process. Both leaders affirmed continued cooperation to promote the “Corridor for Peace and Prosperity” initiative. Furthermore, both leaders shared the view to advance the mutual cooperation aimed at the stability and prosperity of the region as well as to further deepen the relationship between Japan and Israel.

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