Last Update 21:59
Saturday, 19 October 2019

Japan's Abe wants to increase investments in Israel

AFP , Wednesday 2 May 2018
Abe and Netanyahu
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R) and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe pose for a photo op at the prime minister's office in Jerusalem on May 2, 2018. Abe is on an official visit to the Palestine and Israel. (SOURCE: AFP)
Views: 2957
Views: 2957

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem Wednesday and voiced hope for increased Japanese investment in Israel.

"I hope we will continue developing investments between our two countries," he said after talks with the Netanyahu.

The leaders agreed to push forward on establishing direct flights between the two countries to boost tourism, investment and business, according to a statement from Netanyahu's office.

Netanyahu praised "the tremendous growth of Japanese investment in Israel and Israeli investment in Japan".

Abe on Tuesday told Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas his country would not move its Israeli embassy to Jerusalem, official media reported, two weeks before the United States completes its controversial relocation.

Abe also voiced support for the creation of a Palestinian state under a peace deal.

Short link:


Ahram Online welcomes readers' comments on all issues covered by the site, along with any criticisms and/or corrections. Readers are asked to limit their feedback to a maximum of 1000 characters (roughly 200 words). All comments/criticisms will, however, be subject to the following code
  • We will not publish comments which contain rude or abusive language, libelous statements, slander and personal attacks against any person/s.
  • We will not publish comments which contain racist remarks or any kind of racial or religious incitement against any group of people, in Egypt or outside it.
  • We welcome criticism of our reports and articles but we will not publish personal attacks, slander or fabrications directed against our reporters and contributing writers.
  • We reserve the right to correct, when at all possible, obvious errors in spelling and grammar. However, due to time and staffing constraints such corrections will not be made across the board or on a regular basis.

© 2010 Ahram Online.