Abe, Israeli PM disuss Iran, trade

03 May, 2018, 20:17 | Author: Clarence Schmidt
  • Fragmented Jerusalem

Earlier Wednesday, Abe inspected the Jericho Agro-Industrial Park in the West Bank, a flagship project of the Japanese-led Corridor for Peace and Prosperity development initiative that includes Israel, the Palestinian Authority and Jordan. Prime Minister will come back to Japan in the near future.

Some observers had suggested that a Middle East visit would be a unsafe move politically, given the heightening tensions that exist ahead of the relocation of the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

For the last four weeks, Gazans have staged mass rallies along the strip's eastern border to demand the "right of return" to their homes in historical Palestine from which they were driven in 1948 to make way for the new state of Israel.

Netanyahu and Abe also agree to work towards initiating direct flights between the two countries.

"I hope we will continue developing investments between our two countries", Abe said.

PM Abe arrived on Tuesday evening on his second official visit to Israel. My most recent visit to Japan was spectacular.


Netanyahu said in a statement: "We see the tremendous growth in Japanese investments of Israel, Israeli investments in Japan, the technology opportunities. This is a good partnership and we will strengthen it even more".

Abe added that "I brought a business delegation from Japan to Israel, which includes so numerous CEO's from Japan, so I do hope that you'll have a productive discussion with the business leaders in the summit meetings that we are planning to have".

In January 2015 the Israeli government made a decision to strengthen economic ties with Japan, and in February 2017 a precedent-setting agreement was signed between the two countries to protect investments.

Prime Minister Abe said he would like Netanyahu to visit Japan again, and that he brought a business delegation with him on his visit to Israel.

Netanyahu visited Japan in 2014 and Abe first visited Israel in 2015.

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