TOKYO, Feb 17 (KUNA) -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Friday Japan supports a two-state solution to Israeli-Palestinian conflict, after US President Donald Trump suggested earlier in the week it is not the indispensable solution.
"Japan and other countries back the two-state solution. There is no change in Japan's policy to support the two-state solution, which is establishing an independent Palestinian state that lives with Israel peacefully and safely," Abe told a Lower House committee.
"It is an important factor for peace and stability in the Middle East, and the realization of peace in the Middle East will help end terrorism," the premier said.
His comment come after Trump said Wednesday he is open to ideas other than a two-state solution.
Abe also said Japan will pay close attention to US' specific measures for Mideast peace.
"America's role in peace in the Middle East is very important, and I hope the US will be committed to realizing peace. Japan will also fulfill its role," he added. (end)