The President of the State of Palestine, Mahmoud Abbas, Sunday evening received Japanese Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Yasutoshi Nishimura at the presidential headquarters in the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah.
President Abbas welcomed the Japanese minister and the accompanying delegation, stressing the distinguished relations between the two friendly countries and peoples, and the importance of consolidating them in a way that serves the common interests between Palestine and Japan.
The President appreciated Japan’s positions in support of Palestinian rights, which are committed to international legitimacy resolutions, and the continued support it provides to the Palestinian people, to complete the building of Palestinian national institutions and advance the Palestinian economy.
President Abbas praised the important meetings held by the Japanese minister with Palestinian economic activities, which he hopes will contribute to increasing trade exchange and investments between the two countries, reiterating the importance of the great support provided by Japan in various fields, including the Peace and Prosperity Corridor (the industrial agriculture zone in Jericho) which contributes to strengthening and empowering the Palestinian economy.
In turn, the Japanese minister renewed his country’s commitment to strengthening economic and trade relations between the two countries, which contributes to consolidating the bonds of friendship between the Palestinian and Japanese peoples.