Meeting between State Minister for Foreign Affairs TSUJI and members of the Council of Arab Ambassadors in Japan
On November 17, commencing at 3:20 p.m. for approximately 60 minutes, Mr. TSUJI Kiyoto, State Minister for Foreign Affairs, held a meeting with members of the Council of Arab Ambassadors in Japan to discuss the situation surrounding Israel and Palestine. The overview is as follows:
- State Minister Tsuji stated that he is deeply saddened by the loss of lives of many civilians and the displaced civilians in Gaza and expressed his deepest condolences to the bereaved families of the victims and extend his heartfelt sympathy to the injured.
- Furthermore, State Minister Tsuji stated that it is important to protect civilians, and all parties concerned need to act in accordance with international law including international humanitarian law. He also explained Japan’s diplomatic efforts toward calming down the situation as soon as possible and improving humanitarian situation in Gaza and Japan’s position to support a two-state solution.
- State Minister Tsuji and the Members of the Council concurred to continue close communication toward stabilization of the region.
Twenty Ambassadors of the Council participated: Palestine (Dean), Morocco, Lebanon, Bahrain, Kuwait, Tunisia, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, UAE, Mauritania, Iraq, Egypt, Algeria, Yemen, Djibouti, Syria, Sudan, Libya, Qatar