Statement by Foreign Minister Masahiko Koumura on the Agreement by the Afghan Conflicting Factions
March 15, 1999
- Japan welcomes the fact that on March 14, the Taliban and the anti-Taliban factions agreed on the establishment of a coalition government and other matters, which could constitute an important step toward the realization of peace in the country.
- Japan strongly hopes that all the factions will expedite their negotiations toward a comprehensive peace and therefore continues to urge these factions to achieve peace.
- As Japan has already expressed its intention to host a meeting of the factions for the reconciliation of the Afghan people, it reconfirms its readiness to contribute to the rehabilitation and reconstruction of Afghanistan.
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