Japan will host a two-day aid donors’ meeting for Palestinian-controlled areas in Israel in October as part of international efforts to boost the Middle East peace process under a renewed pledge for peace by Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak, Foreign Minister Masahiko Komura said Friday.

During the Oct. 14-15 meeting in Tokyo, the sixth session since November 1993, Japan intends to take the initiative in providing effective and efficient support for Palestinian-controlled areas in Israel, Komura told a news conference.

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