Japan-Israel Relations

September 7, 2020

On September 7, commencing at 5:30 p.m. for approximately 25 minutes, Mr. ABE Shinzo, 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. Prime Minister Netanyahu, while caring about Prime Minister Abe's health condition, expressed his pleasure in having worked together for the development of bilateral relations and achieved significant progress over the last eight years, and conveyed his high regard for Prime Minister Abe's contributions to date.
  2. In response, Prime Minister Abe explained that he was stepping down from his position as Prime Minister. He expressed his gratitude for his cooperation for tangible achievements such as the growth in the number of Japanese companies working in Israel and the increased people-to-people exchange between the two countries. He also referred to the honest exchange of views they had held on the situation in the region, including the Middle East Peace, and the two leaders shared the view that both countries would continue to cooperate in easing tensions and stabilizing the situation in the region.
  3. The two leaders affirmed that close cooperation will continue toward the development of bilateral relations.

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