Jordan seeks Japan’s support for Gaza and UNRWA

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TOKYO – On Friday, Prime Minister Bisher Al-Khasawneh held talks with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, discussing bilateral relations and ways to support and enhance cooperation across various fields, Al-Mamlaka TV reported.اضافة اعلان

Both prime ministers emphasized the depth of historical relations and the strategic partnership between their countries. 2024 marks 70 years since the establishment of diplomatic relations between Jordan and Japan.

“We highly appreciate the strategic relations that bind our two nations. We value Japan’s partnership with Jordan, which extends over many years, and its continuous support for Jordan’s reform programs and development efforts,” Khasawneh stated.

Discussions concerning the war on Gaza
During the meeting, Khasawneh briefed his Japanese counterpart on the developments in the Middle East related to the Israeli aggression on Gaza, as well as the efforts undertaken by Jordan to halt the war in Gaza and ensure the urgent and sustainable delivery of humanitarian and medical aid.

He reiterated that the region can only achieve security and stability through the establishment of an independent Palestinian state along the 1967 borders, with East Jerusalem as its capital, within the framework of a two-state solution and relevant international legitimacy decisions.

Japan has consistently played a central role in working toward peace in the region and enhancing global security and stability. Khasawneh expressed hope for Japan’s membership in the UN Security Council for the years 2023 and 2024 to contribute to alleviating the suffering caused by Israeli aggression.

Khasawneh emphasized the importance of continuing support for UNRWA. This support is crucial given the deteriorating humanitarian conditions in the Gaza Strip and the urgent need for assistance there, as well as the services provided by UNRWA in other operational areas in the West Bank, Jordan, Lebanon, and Syria.

Despite the significant decline in international aid, Jordan continues to provide essential services to approximately 1.3 million Syrian refugees residing within its borders. Khasawneh reaffirmed Jordan’s commitment to structural reform, reliance on friends to support its reform process, and extended financing program with the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

The Japanese Prime Minister affirmed that the security and stability of the Middle East region are at the forefront of Japan’s foreign policy concerns, hoping for a return to stability and prosperity in the area.

The Speaker of the Japanese House of Representatives expressed gratitude to Jordan for its role in evacuating Japanese citizens who arrived from Gaza through Jordanian airports.

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