PM Abe Visits Israel for Second Time
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, today, in his Jerusalem office, met with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. This is Prime Minister Abe’s second visit to Israel since 2015.
Japanese Prime Minister Abe said, “I do hope that Mr. Prime Minister will come back to Japan in the near future. And also I am very happy to note that there has been the dramatic increase in the Japanese investment to Israel under my administration. And also this time around, I brought a business delegation from Japan to Israel, which includes so many of the CEOs from Japan, so I do hope that you’ll have a productive discussion with the business leaders in the summit meetings that we are planning to have. And also I do hope that we’ll further investment development between the two sides.”
The two agreed to move forward on the issue of direct flights from Japan to Israel, which would increase tourism, investments and business.
After the expanded meeting, the prime ministers met with senior Japanese businesspeople. Prime Minister Netanyahu and Japanese Prime Minister Abe welcomed the dramatic increase in Japanese investments in Israel. Prime Minister Netanyahu said, “This is only the beginning.” The businesspeople praised the actions of the two governments in encouraging mutual investments and a proper business climate.