Liaison Meeting of the Government and Ruling Parties
On December 6, 2023, Prime Minister Kishida attended a Liaison Meeting of the Government and Ruling Parties at the Prime Minister’s Office.
In his opening remarks and on the topic of diplomacy, Prime Minister Kishida said:
“At COP28 (the 28th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change), I demonstrated Japan’s approach of seeking to achieve the common goal of net-zero through various pathways. I pledged that Japan will stop building new unabated coal-fired thermal power plants. Japan, together with many other participating countries, agreed to a pledge to triple renewable energy and double energy efficiency on a global basis by 2030.
With regard to the situation surrounding Israel and Palestine, I took the opportunity of COP28 to hold face-to-face summit meetings with not only Israel, but also other reginal key players such as Qatar, Turkey, Egypt and Jordan, along with a telephone talk with the president of Iran. I will continue to proactively make further diplomatic efforts for the immediate release of hostages, improvement of humanitarian conditions and cooling down the situation as soon as possible including through the G7 framework.
I deeply regret the crash of a U.S. military Osprey aircraft last week, which has caused a great concern for local residents. We will continue to call on the U.S. side to suspend Osprey flights until their security is confirmed.”