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Source: Japan
31 August 2014

Press Release

August 31, 2014

Statement by the Press Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan,
on the ceasefire agreement between Israel and the Palestinian Militants

1. The Government of Japan welcomes the ceasefire agreement between Israel and the Palestinian Militants, and also expresses respect for meditation efforts by Egypt.

2. The Government of Japan has been making following proposal to the international community so that the ceasefire agreement will lead to a lasting ceasefire and stabilization of the Gaza Strip.

3. The Government of Japan will continue to play an active role based on the above-mentioned proposal in accordance with the view that, for the stabilization of the Gaza Strip and the entire Middle East, our support should not only be confined to temporary aid but should also reach out to long-standing, seamless efforts ranging from emergency humanitarian aid to reconstruction.


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