Malki receives the Japanese parliamentary delegation, headed by Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs and updates him of the current situation in Palestine
His Excellency the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Dr. Riad Malki, on Sunday, received the Japanese parliamentary delegation headed by the Chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee of the Japanese Parliament Mr. Kenji Wakamia in the presence of the Japanese Ambassador Mr. Takeshi Okubo, as well to Director of Asia Department in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, Consultant Rana Abu Hakima, and briefed them on the latest political developments in Palestine.
At the beginning of the meeting, Maliki welcomed the guest delegation and praised the depth of bilateral relations between Palestine and Japan, praising Japan's efforts in building Palestinian human capacity and building and developing the institutions of the Palestinian state, and its efforts to support the Palestinian people and its leadership, and their initiatives He also thanked Japan for its continued support to UNRWA, especially after the us aid was cut off. Malki also reiterated the Palestinian side's appreciation for Ambassador Okubo's efforts and activities in order to advance bilateral relations between the two countries, in addition to the efforts of the Japanese Agency for International Cooperation (JICA) and Japan's efforts in the framework of the East Asian Conference to support development in Palestine (CEPAD), adding that Palestine is counting Japan as friends should build the state and make progress in the peace process.
Dr. Maliki pointed out that the current circumstances of the Palestinian issue have become difficult and dangerous, and the Israeli occupation continues to exploit the conditions to create a new reality that will end the Palestinian national project in establishing an independent Palestinian state in accordance with the principle of a two-state solution. He added that the absolute support provided to Israel by the U.S. administration, marketing and defense of the Israeli colonial project gave Israel full cover for violating international law, violating the sanctity of Muslim and Christian holy sites, violating human rights and continuing to plunder our land. To proceed with the project of falsifying land, history and narrative, and Israel’s piracy of Palestinian tax funds.
Malki also touched on the unprecedented violations carried out by Israel, the occupying Power, against the Holy Al-Aqsa Mosque and its closure, and the daily incursions of settlers to protect the occupying forces, pointing out that what the occupation authorities are doing calls for intervention to protect it and address the plans. Aimed at obliterating the Islamic and Christian identity of the city.
For his part, Mr.Kenji Wakamiya expressed his happiness with this visit, and praised the development of bilateral relations between the two sides, stressing the importance of expanding it to other areas, as well as stressing his country's position to abide by the principle of a two-state solution and continue to provide support for the establishment of the Palestinian state and the people's access The Palestinian on his legitimate rights.