Statement by the Press Secretary/Director-General for Press and Public Relations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on the National Referendum in the Islamic Republic of Mauritania to Amend the Constitution

June 30, 2006

  1. The Government of Japan welcomes the fact that the national referendum to amend the constitution in the Islamic Republic of Mauritania was implemented peacefully without especial turmoil in June 25 (Sun) as an important step in the democratization process of the country.
  2. The Government of Japan hopes that the series of national assembly and presidential elections to be held from this autumn to the first half of next year will be implemented as scheduled, in accordance with the democratization process already decided, and Mauritania will be transformed into a democratic government.
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