Arab-Japanese dialogue group supports Palestinian State

Arab League meeting in Cairo Egypt on 12 September 2017

Arab League meeting in Cairo Egypt on 12 September 2017

They stressed the importance to find a just, lasting and comprehensive solution to the Arab-Israeli conflict based on the Arab Peace Initiative and relevant worldwide resolutions, in particular United Nations resolution 2234/2016, calling on the global community to pressurize Israel to halt its actions and activities of Judaizing the holy city of Al-Quds. The meeting called on the global community to pressure Israel to stop the actions and activities aimed at Judaizing the city of Al-Quds.

In a speech at the dialogue, Kono stressed Japan's policy of boosting its political commitment in its relationships with Arab countries that have so far focused on economy and energy.

The participants - Algerian Foreign Minister Abdul Kader Musahel, Arab League Secretary-General Ahmed Abul-Gheit, Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shukri, and Palestinian Foreign Minister and Expatriate Affairs Riyad Al-Malki - emphasized the need to unify all efforts to eradicate terrorism.

They underscored the importance of finding Arab solutions for the crises disrupting the region.

Foreign Minister Taro Kono sought cooperation in preventing Arab countries from becoming loopholes in sanctions against North Korea.

This is the first time that the League of the Arab States has referred to North Korea in any joint document with a nonmember country or institution, according to a Japanese Foreign Ministry source.

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