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Shigeta, formerly Japan's ambassador to Israel, gave Qrei a letter from Japanese Foreign Minister Yoriko Kawaguchi addressed to Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat.
Qrei expressed opposition to arresting Palestinian militants, emphasizing that ''the enemy to fight was Israel'' and that priority should be given to that position.
Qrei, better known in Arab states as Abu Ala, is considered the leading candidate to succeed Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat.
Qrei, better known in Arab states as Abu Ala, is scheduled to meet with Foreign Minister Yoriko Kawaguchi and hand her a letter from Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat addressed to Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi, ministry officials said.
Qrei, considered the leading candidate to succeed Arafat, has sporadically been in contact with Israeli officials such as Foreign Minister Shimon Peres in an attempt to seek a way out of the vicious circle of violence between Palestinians and Israelis.
Kawaguchi said she plans to discuss ways to achieve peace in the Middle East with Ahmad Qrei, speaker of the Palestinian Legislative Council, and Jordanian Foreign Minister Marwan Muasher, who are expected to visit Japan separately in the near future.
Siam said his visit to Japan is aimed at reopening a PLO office that was closed in 1995 due to financial problems and preparing for an expected visit to Japan next week by Ahmad Qrei, speaker of the Palestinian legislative council.
He noted that several Japanese parliamentarians have visited the Palestinian areas over the past two months and that Qrei is expected to brief Japanese government officials and Diet members on the latest situation in the areas.
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