Ramallah : Palestinian Information Minister Mustapha Al-Barghothy called on Japan Saturday to assume a greater role in the region to end Israel’s occupation and unlawful acts against the Palestinians.
During a meeting with Japanese prime minister’s National Security Advisor Yuriko Koike, Al-Barghothy said what the Palestinians want is ending Israel’s occupation, not a temporary remedy.
He urged the international community to end the boycott against Palestinians and release Palestinians funds held by Israel.
Earlier, Koike met with Palestinian National Authority (PNA) President Mahmoud Abbas who informed her about ongoing efforts to revive the peace process and boost the economy.
She said Japan will support the authority and Palestinian cabinet.
She added that Palestine’s conditions will be discussed during a meeting with Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni Sunday.
According to a press release, Palestinian Foreign Minister Ziad Abu-Amer will soon visit Japan as part of an Asian tour.