Japan to Participate in Israeli-Jordanian Desalination Project

(Communicated by the Foreign Ministry Spokesman)
November 25, 1997

Foreign Minister David Levy met today (Tuesday), 25.11.97, in his Jerusalem office, with Mr. Kawashima, Japan’s Ambassador to Israel. Foreign Minister Levy requested that Japan participate in desalination plants in coordination with Israel and Jordan. Foreign Minister Levy emphasized that Israel’s assistance to Jordan vis-a-vis the resolution of its water scarcity problems is an element in the good relationship between the two countries.

Ambassador Shibuya expressed his country’s readiness to participate in a project of this type as part of Japan’s special interest in regional projects and its interest in aiding the peace process.