Japan-Palestine Foreign Ministers’ Meeting
September 12, 2017
On September 12, from 3:20 p.m. for approximately 25 minutes, H.E. Mr. Taro Kono, Minister for Foreign Affairs, held a Foreign Ministers’ Meeting with H.E. Dr. Riad Malki, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriate of Palestine, during his visit to Egypt. The overview is as follows.
- In the beginning, Minister Kono conveyed his intentions to continue strengthening the Japan-Palestine relations even further as Minister for Foreign Affairs, and Minister Malki extended his congratulations once again to Minister Kono upon his appointment as Minister for Foreign Affairs. Minister Malki appreciated the decision of Minister Kono to further promote the “Corridor for Peace and Prosperity” initiative expressed during the speech at the Japan-Arab Political Dialogue held on September 11.
- The Ministers exchanged views on peace in the Middle East especially those of Palestine and Israel and confirmed to continue working closely.
- Furthermore, Minister Kono stated that as part of support for Palestine, the Japanese government has decided to extend approximately 20 million dollars (PDF) and will continue to contribute to the nation-building of Palestine and peace in the Middle East and through unique supports different from other nations such as the “Corridor for Peace and Prosperity” Initiative.
- Minister Malki expressed his gratitude for supports based on unique initiatives of Japan such as the “Corridor for Peace and Prosperity” initiative and CEAPAD, adding that he expects Japanese role in the international arena regarding peace in the Middle East.