CAIRO – Japanese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Kobayashi Maki termed as “pivotal and essential” the role played by Egypt to end the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, reaffirming Japan’s keenness on working with international partners, especially Egypt to reach a solution for the current crisis.
In exclusive statements to MENA Sunday, the Japanese spokesperson voiced her country’s appreciation of Egypt’s hosting of the Cairo Summit Peace, expressing Japan’s full preparedness to cooperate with Egypt, regional countries, as well as international partners to reach an ever-lasting immediate solution for the humanitarian crisis.
Maki highly praised the resumption of work at the Rafah Checkpoint to help the prompt flow of humanitarian assistance into the Gaza Strip.
She noted that the Japanese government has offered an emergency humanitarian aid worth dlrs 10 million to Palestinians in the enclave, saying that her country is ready to give additional emergency aid when necessary.
Meantime, the Japanese spokesperson said her country supports a two-state solution as it would help realize permanent peace and stability in the Middle East.
The current crisis should not impede realizing peace in the Middle East, she added.
Maki said the Japanese government is committed to three key priorities: immediate release of hostages by Hamas, guaranteeing safety of civilians and calming down the situation at the nearest possible time.
Japan calls on all parties concerned to intensify diplomatic efforts to prevent any escalation that would further destabilize region, she added.