• Kyodo News


Japan and Egypt agreed Tuesday to work closely not only on seeking an immediate ceasefire between Israel and Hamas militants but also on planning for international assistance for the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip and fostering sustainable peace in the region, Japanese officials said.

In a phone call to Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Ali Aboul Gheit, Foreign Minister Hirofumi Nakasone expressed appreciation for the significant role played by Egypt in efforts to secure peace in the Middle East and Africa and promised that Japan will play an “active role” in supporting reconstruction in Gaza.

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