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The Ceasefire Agreement between Israel and Palestinian Militants
(Statement by Foreign Minister MOTEGI Toshimitsu)

May 21, 2021
  1. The Government of Japan welcomes that the ceasefire agreement was reached between Israel and Palestinian militants. In addition, the Government of Japan expresses its respect for the mediation efforts by the countries concerned including the United States and Egypt.
  2. The Government of Japan strongly hopes that this agreement will lead to a lasting ceasefire in Gaza strip and long-term stability of the region including Gaza strip. Japan has been making diplomatic efforts for calming down the situation in cooperation with the international community and will continue to work toward building confidence between the parties concerned. Japan is also determined to play an active role, including in providing emergency humanitarian aid and reconstruction assistance.
  3. The Government of Japan once again stresses the need for all the parties concerned to continue their efforts for achieving peace based on a two-state solution and to enhance the momentum toward confidence-building between Israel and Palestine.

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