Prime Minister Abe and Israeli Prime Minister Agree on Cooperation to Ease Tensions in the Middle East

Prime Minister Abe and Israeli Prime Minister Agree to Work Together to Ease Tensions in the Middle East September 7 at 9:49 PM

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu by telephone and expressed his gratitude for the achievements in increasing the number of Japanese companies entering the country, and agreed to continue to work together to ease tensions and stabilize the Middle East region.
The telephone talks were held for about 30 minutes from 5:30 p.m. following Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s resignation.

In this statement, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu said, “We are both happy that we have contributed to the development of relations between the two countries and that dramatic development has been achieved.”

In response, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe explained his resignation and expressed his gratitude for the achievements he achieved during his tenure, including an increase in the number of Japanese companies entering the market and revitalizing the traffic of people in both directions.

On that basis, the two Prime Ministers agreed to continue to cooperate with the two countries to ease tensions and stabilize tensions in the Middle East region.

Telephone talks with the President of the Philippines

Prior to this, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met with Philippine President Duterte over the phone for about 30 minutes.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said that it was a great achievement to develop the strategic partnership between the two countries, which he described as “a friend closer to his brother,” in a wide range of fields, and that he would like to “continue to work closely together to realize a free and open Indo-Pacific.”

In response, President Duterte expressed his gratitude for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s “active pacifism” for contributing to the improvement of the Philippines’ maritime security capabilities and promoting public-private investment and financing of 1 trillion yen over five years.