RAMALLAH, Tuesday, August 17, 2021 (WAFA) – President Mahmoud Abbas met today with the Japanese Foreign Minister, Toshimitsu Motegi, at the presidential headquarters in Ramallah, where they discussed the latest developments in the occupied Palestinian Territories.
President Abbas praised the depth of the friendly relations that bind the two friendly people, stressing Palestine's keenness to strengthen them to serve the interests of the two countries.
He praised Japan’s continued support to the Palestinian people to build the institutions of the Palestinian state, its economic support, and the support it provides to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Refugees "UNRWA" and to help fight against the Covid-19 epidemic.
President Abbas stressed the importance of returning to a political process under the auspices of the International Quartet Committee and in accordance with the resolutions of international legitimacy in order to end the Israeli occupation of the State of Palestine, with East Jerusalem as its capital.
He further praised the Japanese political stances in support of achieving peace and stability, welcoming an active Japanese role in the International Quartet that is commensurate with the great role Japan plays in supporting and achieving peace in the region and the world.
For his part, the Japanese Foreign Minister affirmed his country's commitment to continue supporting the achievement of peace and stability in the region, in accordance with the two-state solution and the right of the Palestinian people to self-determination in their independent state.
The Japanese minister stressed that the primary aim of his visit is to affirm Japan's commitment to supporting efforts to achieve peace and to strengthen the distinguished bilateral relations between Japan and Palestine.