Japan’s foreign minister called on Israel to adhere to the Wye accord and on the Palestinian Authority to delay a unilateral declaration of statehood. During a visit to Israel, Masahiko Komura met with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Foreign Minister Ariel Sharon, who said Komura had offered Tokyo’s assistance in restarting peace talks with Syria. A day before visiting Israel, Komura addressed Palestinian legislators in Ramallah as part of an effort to have Japan play a larger role in Middle East peacemaking.
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