DUBAI: Japan’s Foreign Minister KAMIKAWA Yoko and her Jordanian counterpart Ayman Safadi discussed the importance of “calming down” the situation in the Gaza Strip in a telephone talk on Tuesday.
Jordan’s Deputy Prime Minister Safadi explained the country’s diplomatic efforts and the latest developments on the situation.
According to Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Kamikawa said that the G7 Foreign Ministers’ meeting held in Tokyo last week stressed the need to take “urgent action to address the humanitarian crisis in the Gaza strip, particularly the importance of humanitarian assistance and the humanitarian pauses.”
She told Safadi that the Israeli settlers’ increasing violence on Palestinians is “unacceptable.” The G7 ministers also discussed a two-state solution, which they said is the “only path to a just, lasting and secure peace.”
Japan also stressed the need for “humanitarian pauses, in order to prevent harm to civilians in military operations.”
The two ministers concurred on maintaining close cooperation between the two countries toward improving the humanitarian situation in Gaza, as Israel continues its bombardment on the strip.
On Nov. 14, Safadi said in a TV interview that the Israeli government has “crossed all red lines” and violated all international laws in its war against Gaza.
He added: “Israel is turning a deaf ear to the world and Jordan will continue exposing the false Israeli narrative.”