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Japan donates $12.4 million to PA

June 30, 2011 10:12 P.M. (Updated: July 5, 2011 12:52 P.M.)
RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- Japan on Thursday signed an agreement to donate $12.4 million to the Palestinian Authority.

Japan's representative to the PA Naofumi Hashimoto and PA Prime Minister Salam Fayyad signed the aid agreement in the premier's office in Ramallah.

The money is part of Japan's annual aid to the PA, delivered through the Ministry of Finance in Ramallah.

Japan has donated over $69 million to the PA since 2007. The aid has been used to purchase fuel. Money raised by selling the fuel was used for development projects.

Fayyad thanked the Japanese government for its continued support and solidarity with Palestinians,

The prime minister praised Japan for continuing its commitment despite the country's exceptional circumstances following the earthquake earlier this year.

In May, Japan donated $8.5 million to support the private sector in Gaza and the West Bank through a European Union initiative.

Since the establishment of the PA, Japan has delivered over $1.19 billion in aid, either directly through ministries or via organizations.

Hashimoto affirmed Japan's continued commitment and support to peace efforts.
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