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The official handing over ceremony of “The Project for Expansion of Kimilili D.E.B Special School for Mentally Handicapped”

The project received a grant amount of USD 80,607 (approx. Kshs 8Million) for the construction of a classroom, two latrine blocks, two dormitories and the purchase of desks and beds for students

The Government of Japan has been providing funds to local non-profit organizations through the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) since 1989. The official handing over ceremony of “The Project for Expansion of Kimilili D.E.B Special School for Mentally Handicapped”, a GGP project, will be held at the…

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The Legislative Elections in the Republic of Guinea-Bissau (Statement by Foreign Press Secretary Takeshi OSUGA)

Japan considers these elections as an important step towards consolidation of democracy

Japan welcomes the fact that the voting for the legislative elections in the Republic of Guinea-Bissau took place on March 10th in a peaceful manner and that the provisional results were announced. Japan considers these elections as an important step towards consolidation of democracy. It also expects that all stakeholders…

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The Situation of People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria (Statement by Foreign Press Secretary Takeshi OSUGA)

Japan hopes that the reforms will move forward stably based on the will of Algerian people

Japan pays close attention to the decision of Algerian President Bouteflika not to seek his fifth term and his announcement of a plan to reform the Algerian political system before the next presidential election. Japan hopes that the reforms will move forward stably based on the will of Algerian people.…

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Presidential Election in the Republic of Senegal (Statement by Foreign Minister Taro Kono)

It is of great significance that the presidential election was held in a peaceful and democratic manner

The Government of Japan congratulates H.E. Mr. Macky SALL on his reelection in the presidential election of the Republic of Senegal. It is of great significance that the presidential election was held in a peaceful and democratic manner and thereby reconfirmed Senegalese tradition of mature democracy which shows an example…

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Parliamentary Vice-Minister Yamada’s Visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo

The Inauguration Ceremony, which was originally scheduled on January 22, has been postponed to January 24

Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan Mr. Kenji Yamada, as Special Envoy of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, visited the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) from January 20 to 22 in order to attend the Presidential Inauguration Ceremony. The overview of the visit is as follows. The Inauguration Ceremony, which…

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Attack on UN peacekeepers at Aguelhok in Kidal Region, Mali (Statement by Press Secretary Takeshi Osuga)

The Government of Japan firmly condemns all forms of terrorism

1. The terrorist attack by an armed group against the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) took place at Aguelhok in Kidal Region, Mali on 20 January 2019 and 10 Chadian peacekeepers were killed and at least 25 were injured. The Government of Japan expresses its deepest…

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Presidential Election in the Republic of Madagascar

Statement by Press Secretary Takeshi Osuga

1. The Government of Japan welcomes that the presidential election in the Republic of Madagascar was held peacefully on last December 19th, and congratulates Mr. Andry Nirina RAJOELINA on his election as the next President on 8th January. 2. The Government of Japan expects the Republic of Madagascar to foster…