G7 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting
(Overview of the Working Dinner on “the Middle East” Session)
On November 7, commencing at 8:10 p.m., Ms. KAMIKAWAYoko, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, hosted a working dinner on “the Middle East” session, for approximately 130 minutes. The overview of the talk is as follows. (Attended by the G7 Foreign Ministers and the High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy.)
- At the beginning of this session, Minister Kamikawa stated that she is delighted to see the G7 colleagues in person following the meeting in New York in September and that as the international situation gets more severe and complicated, close communication among the G7 has never been more important.
- As for the response to the urgent crisis, Minister Kamikawa stated, based on Japan's position, that the immediate release of hostages and the improvement of the humanitarian situation in Gaza is the top priority, and we need to call on the relevant countries to take humanitarian pauses and ensure humanitarian access which is a pre-condition for sufficient and continued humanitarian assistance.
- Regarding the humanitarian assistance including to Gaza, Minister Kamikawa explained that Japan is prepared to provide humanitarian aid amounting to around 65 million US dollars for the time being, in addition to the already-decided Emergency Grant Aid worth 10 million US dollars.
- Also, Minister Kamikawa stated that it is important to consider the day after in Gaza as well as how to revitalize the Middle East Peace Process, and she would like to continue to discuss among the G7 at all levels.