DUBAI: Japan’s Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Fukazawa Yoichi addressed the necessity of humanitarian pauses in Gaza at France’s international conference on humanitarian aid for the civilian population of Gaza on Thursday.
At the Paris conference, Fukazawa condemned the “terror attacks” by Hamas militants on Israel and said the G7 Foreign Ministers’ meeting had an extensive discussion on the situation in the Middle East.
He also stated that Foreign Minister KAMIKAYA Yoko visited Israel, Palestine and Jordan and discussed with her regional counterparts the option of calming down the situation as soon as possible and improving the humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip.
Fukazawa added that “all acts should be taken in accordance with international law including international humanitarian law.”
The conference was opened with a speech by French President Emmanuel Macron and chaired by Catherine COLONNA, Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs.
Humanitarian organizations including the UNRWA briefed the conference on the current situation in Gaza.
Each participating country then delivered a statement on: respect for international humanitarian law, protection of civilians and humanitarian staff, and strengthening humanitarian access; humanitarian response in the health, water, energy, and food sectors; and mobilization of major donors’ resources to enable an emergency humanitarian response commensurate with Gaza’s needs.