Japan to recognize Palestine
(MENAFN) Japan is in the process of recognizing the State of Palestine and will rise funding to UNRWA, the UN body charged with supporting Palestinian refugees, in a boost to Palestinian statehood amid a turbulent period of violence, aid cuts and diplomatic crisis following Donald Trump's Jerusalem announcement, according to Palestinian authorities.
Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono is in the process of collecting signatures of Japanese parliamentarians to request the government to recognize Palestine, Nabil Shaath, international relations adviser to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, announced on Sunday, according to Palestinian news agency Wafa.
"Japan supports the formation of a new international framework for managing the peace process, breaking free from US monopoly over it," Shaath said.
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