The Government of Japan has decided to extend approximately USD 62 million to the people of Palestine. The Palestinian News Network (PNN) reports that the contribution is a part of Japan’s support for ongoing peace negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians in order to realize a just, lasting and comprehensive peace in the future, based on a ‘two-state solution’, Representative Office of Japan said to the PA in a press statement, Tuesday.

In this regard, Japan calls on the Palestinian side to keep on exerting its efforts positively to proceed with ongoing negotiations with Israel, according to the statement.

Japan’s new contribution of USD 62.2 million consists of 30 million for financial support through the World Bank, 16 million in support for refugees through UNRWA, 12.6 million in support for infrastructure through UNDP and 3.6 million through UNICEF.

Japan, as a responsible member of the international community, intends to continue supporting the peace process both politically and economically, including the promotion of the ‘Corridor for Peace and Prosperity’ initiative and the ‘Conference on Cooperation among East Asian Countries for Palestinian Development (CEAPAD)’.