Prime Minister Kishida met with King Abdullah Abdullah of Jordan during his visit to the UAE = United Arab Emirates, and conveyed that Japan will proceed with preparations to provide approximately 1 million dollars in financial assistance to Jordan, which has been affected by the clashes between Israel and the Islamic organization Hamas.
The meeting began at around 2:5 p.m. Japan time on the 1nd at a hotel in Dubai, UAE, and lasted for about an hour over lunch.
Prime Minister Kishida said that it was unfortunate that Israel had resumed fighting in the Gaza Strip, and that it was important to return to an agreement to cease hostilities and to calm the situation.
In response, King Abdullah stated that he "shares an awareness of the problem" and explained the status of diplomatic negotiations that Jordan is conducting.
Prime Minister Kishida also said that Jordan is in a difficult economic and fiscal situation due to the clashes between Israel and the Islamic organization Hamas, and that Japan will proceed with preparations to provide financial assistance of approximately 1 million dollars next year.
The two leaders confirmed that they would continue to work together to improve the humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip and to bring the situation to an early de-escalation, in addition to developing cooperative relations in a wide range of fields, including the economy and security.