Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday in the West Bank city of Ramallah.
Abbas reportedly called for a greater political role for Japan in proportion to its important political and economic size at the worldwide level, particularly after it has voted for accepting Palestine as a non-member observer at the United Nations.
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Abbas stressed that the PA "was and is ready to cooperate for the success of any worldwide effort aimed at coming up with a political process based on United Nations resolutions and the principle of the two-state solution for the establishment of an independent Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital on the 1967 borders", WAFA reported, defying commonly held norms regarding the need for a period somewhere inside a 51-word paragraph.
Abe reiterated Tokyo's support for a two-state solution to the conflict and maintained that the final status of Jerusalem should be resolved through negotiations between the parties.
During their talks at Abbas' office in Ramallah, Abe also conveyed Japan's plan to provide food aid worth $10 million, Japanese officials said.More news: Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN) Trading at $1572.62 Reached Record High
Representatives of Japan, Jordan, Israel and the Palestinians held a meeting on the Jordanian banks of the Dead Sea on Sunday night to discuss their "corridor for peace and prosperity" initiative. In response, the king said Japan's support is vital.
Jordan, a key Western ally, has struggled with a sluggish economy, including rising unemployment, in the wake of regional conflicts, including in neighboring Syria and Iraq.
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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in an interview with Fox News said that he would be happy if the US President will attend the opening.