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Foreign Minister Kamikawa’s Visit to Egypt
(Attendance to the “Cairo Summit for Peace”)

October 20, 2023

Regarding the current situation surrounding Israel and Palestine, the Government of Japan has unequivocally condemned the recent terror attacks by Hamas and other Palestinian militants, and has been working proactively, in cooperation with other countries, based on the consistent position that prioritizes;
(1) Immediate release of hostages and securing safety of civilians
(2) All the parties to act based on international law
(3) Calming down the situation as soon as possible

As part of these diplomatic efforts, from October 20th to 22th, Ms. KAMIKAWA Yoko, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, will visit Egypt to attend the Cairo Summit for Peace, hosted by the government of Egypt on October 21th.

At the meeting, Minister Kamikawa will explain Japan’s efforts in the wake of the current situation, and contribute to the discussion towards ensuring security for civilians and calming down the situation as soon as possible, including improvement of the humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip, which is a pressing issue.

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