Statement by the Press Secretary/Director-General for Press and Public Relations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on the Election of President of Argentine Republic

December 25, 2001

    On December 20, President Fernando de La Rúa of Argentine Republic resigned during his term of office, and Mr. Rodríguez Saá was elected as President on December 23, in accordance with constitutional procedures.

    Japan expresses congratulations to Mr. Rodríguez Saá on his election as President, and hopes that Argentine Republic will achieve stabilization of the economy and the people's livelihood. Japan intends to keep watching closely the economic situation in Argentine Republic.

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