News Center -TDO- On May 28, 2021, Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi said in his opening speech at the press conference that he had met with the Foreign Ministers of Israel, Palestine and Jordan on emergency aid to the Gaza Strip.
Minister Motegi stated: “As for the Israeli - Palestinian situation, I held consecutive phone calls with the Foreign Ministers of Israel, Palestine and Jordan on May 26 and 27. I encouraged ministers to continue their efforts to reduce tensions in the region to ensure a permanent ceasefire, while exchanging views on issues such as emergency aid to the Gaza Strip.
Due to recent clashes, extensive damage has been caused in the Gaza Strip. Various support needs such as medical care, health and food have emerged, including measures for COVID-19. In response, I personally directed Japan's humanitarian assistance and reconstruction support to be carried out immediately. First, as a first stage, Japan conducts the necessary coordination to provide emergency grant assistance of up to $ 10 million through international organizations.
I would like to note that Japan intends to take an active role in the Middle East peace process, including continuing confidence-building measures between the parties concerned, as well as providing emergency assistance to the Gaza Strip and supporting subsequent reconstruction efforts.”