Statement by the Press Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, on the transfer of Ratko Mladic to the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in The Hague
June 1, 2011
- Japan welcomes the arrest on May 26 and subsequent transfer on May 31 of former Serbian military commander Ratko Mladic, indicted for genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes allegedly committed during the conflict in Bosnia and Herzegovina, to the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in The Hague by the Government of the Republic of Serbia. Japan commends the Government of the Republic of Serbia for the expression of cooperation with the ICTY, which the international community including Japan has been calling for.
- Japan hopes that it contributes to the facilitation of reconciliation in the Western Balkans and stability in the region.
- (*This is a provisional translation. The above date denotes the date of the issue of the original press release in Japanese.)
Back to Index