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Attack on civilians at Sobame Da village, Mopti Region, in central Mali

Violent attack took place at Sobame Da village, Mopti Region, in central Mali and at least 95 civilians were killed and 19 disappeared

On 9 June 2019, a violent attack took place at Sobame Da village, Mopti Region, in central Mali and at least 95 civilians were killed and 19 disappeared. The Government of Japan firmly condemns this attack and expresses its deepest condolences and extends its heartfelt sympathy to the families of…

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Deterioration of the political and security situation in Sudan

Japan demands the Transitional Military Council to address the situation through dialogue

 On June 3, 2019, Sudanese security force delivered attacks in Khartoum, Sudan against the group of demonstrators requesting transition to the civilian rule in the country, resulting in many innocent civilians killed or injured. Japan expresses grave concerns about the deterioration of the political and security situation in Sudan and…

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Dispatch of a Special Envoy of the Prime Minister for the Democracy Day Celebration of the Federal Republic of Nigeria

With this dispatch, Japan wishes to offer its congratulations on the re-election of President BUHARI following the result of the Presidential election held on February 23

The Democracy Day celebration of the Federal Republic of Nigeria will be held on June 12. Considering the importance of the bilateral relationship between Japan and Nigeria, the Government of Japan has decided to dispatch Mr. Shunsuke Takei, a Member of the House of Representatives of Japan and the secretary…

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Entry into Force of the Agreement Establishing the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) (Statement by Foreign Press Secretary Takeshi Osuga)

The Government of Japan hopes that the entry into force of this Agreement will promote trade among African countries and contribute to further economic growth in Africa

The Government of Japan welcomes the entry into force of the Agreement Establishing the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) on May 30. The Government of Japan hopes that the entry into force of this Agreement will promote trade among African countries and contribute to further economic growth in Africa.…

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Presidential, National and Provincial Elections in the Republic of Malawi (Statement by Foreign Press Secretary Takeshi Osuga)

The Government of Japan welcomes that the Presidential, National and Provincial Elections in the Republic of Malawi were held peacefully on May 21 as the sixth election since the country achieved democracy in 1994, and congratulates Prof. Arthur Peter MUTHARIKA on his re-election as the President. The Government of Japan…

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Dispatch of a Special Envoy of the Prime Minister for the Inauguration Ceremony of the President of South Africa

Mr. Seki attended the Presidential Inauguration Ceremony held at the Loftus Versfeld Stadium in Pretoria, South Africa’s capital

On May 25, Mr. Yoshihiro Seki, Member of the House of Representatives and State Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry visited the Republic of South Africa, as Special Envoy of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, to attend the Presidential Inauguration Ceremony for H.E. Mr. Cyril Ramaphosa, President of the Republic of…

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Dispatch of a Special Envoy of the Prime Minister to the Inauguration Ceremony of the President of the Republic of South Africa

With this dispatch, Japan wishes to offer its congratulations on the re-election of President Ramaphosa

Following the result of the General Election of the Republic of South Africa on 8 May, the Presidential Inauguration Ceremony for H.E. Mr. Cyril Ramaphosa, President of the Republic of South Africa will be held on May 25. Considering the importance of the bilateral relationship between Japan and the Republic…

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HELLO KITTY appointed as Special Envoy (Mascot Character) for TICAD (Tokyo International Conference on African Development)

On May 20, 100 days to go until the 7th Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD7) scheduled to be held in Yokohama from August 28, 2019,HELLO KITTY was appointed as Special Envoy (Mascot Character) for the TICAD. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs thereby ask her cooperation in actively conducting…

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Revision of the Implementation Plan for the International Peace Cooperation Assignments in South Sudan

Japan continues to dispatch 4 staff officers (Logistics, Intelligence, Engineer, and Air Operations) to the Mission

1. Japan has dispatched Headquarters staff personnel since November 2011 and Ground Self Defense Force engineering unit to UNMISS (United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan) from January 2012 to May 2017. Japan continues to dispatch 4 staff officers (Logistics, Intelligence, Engineer, and Air Operations) to the Mission.…

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The National and Provincial Elections in the Republic of South Africa (Statement by Press Secretary Takeshi Osuga)

The successful completion of this election demonstrates that democracy has taken root in South Africa in the past 25 years

By Press Secretary Takeshi Osuga Japan welcomes that the National and Provincial Elections held on May 8 in the Republic of South Africa, the sixth election since the country achieved democracy in 1994, were conducted in a free, fair and peaceful manner. The successful completion of this election demonstrates that…