Japan considering financial support for Egypt
Baku, December 2, AZERTAC
Japan is considering up to 230 million dollars in financial support for Egypt because of the Israel-Hamas conflict in the neighboring Gaza Strip, according to NHK World-Japan.
Prime Minister Kishida Fumio related the plan to Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi at a dinner meeting in the United Arab Emirates on Friday.
Kishida said Egypt has played an important role during the conflict by continuing diplomatic efforts and delivering relief supplies to Gaza, which it borders.
He added that Japan will consider providing financial support to Egypt which has been facing severe economic and financial conditions. The Israel-Hamas conflict has added to challenges posed by soaring food and fuel prices after Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
Kishida also said it is important to pause the fighting in Gaza and deescalate the conflict. He added that all parties need to adhere to international laws and take all steps to prevent civilian casualties.
Sisi thanked Japan for its support in trying to improve the humanitarian situation in Gaza and stressed the importance of efforts for a permanent ceasefire. He said the international community needs to take serious action to resolve the Palestinian issue fairly and comprehensively.