Foreign Minister Kono receives a courtesy call from the delegation of the “Middle East Peace Project”
On 20th of August, from 11:55 for about 15 minutes, Mr. Taro Kono, Minister for Foreign Affairs, received a courtesy call from Ms. Yifat Mohar and Ms. Amal Abu Ayyash, representatives of the Parents Circle Families Forum (PCFF), who visited Japan for “Middle East Peace Project” sponsored by Kameoka City, Kyoto Prefecture. The overview is as follows. Mr. Zenya Yamazaki, the Mayor of Ayabe City (Kyoto Prefecture) and Mr. Takahiro Katsuragawa, the Mayor of Kameoka City also attended the courtesy call.
1. In the beginning, Minister Kono welcomed the “Middle East Peace Project” delegation’s visit to Japan. He expressed his appreciation for the project which provides opportunities for children, who lost their relatives in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, to think about peace.
2. Ms. Mohar and Ms. Abu Ayyash introduced PCFF’s initiatives being carried out in both Israel and Palestine such as exchange projects among young people and education projects.
3. In reply, Minister Kono expressed his hope for Ms. Mohar and Ms. Abu Ayyash to contribute to realizing peace after going back to the region, even in the difficult situation surrounding the Middle East peace.