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Jordan- Japan's foreign minister to visit Mideast after US Jerusalem move


(MENAFN- Jordan News Agency) Tokyo, Dec. 23 (Petra)-- The Japanese government said Friday Foreign Minister Taro Kono will make a six-day trip to the Middle East from Sunday to reaffirm Tokyo's role to push forward the peace process in the Middle East region.

His visit follows U.S. President Donald Trump's announcement recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital and that the American embassy would be moved there from Tel Aviv.

The Japanese foreign minister will head to Jordan, where he is expected to hold talks with Minister of Foreign and Expatriate Affairs Ayman Safadi on how to expand bilateral ties, including support for the influx to Jordan of refugees from neighboring Syria.

Kono is expected to hold talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Malki on Monday, Foreign Ministry officials said, adding a meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is also being arranged.


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