Monday, 29 November 2021 12:08 GMT

Japan's PM to visit Palestine, Jordan

(MENAFN) Japan's Prime minister is expected to arrive in Jordan next week, where he will be meeting King Abduallah and Prime Minister Hani Mulki to discuss counter-terrorism and ways to enhance the Middle East peace process.

"Japan will promote positive relations between Israel and Palestine and will show our active involvement in seeking a resolution," Japan's chief cabinet secretary Yoshihide Suga said in a press conference.

He will meet with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday and will also meet Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Mr Abe announced that Japan will contribute to the Middle East peace process by "providing aid for Palestinian economic independence."

Mr Abe's first visit to Palestine was in January 2015.


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