Statement by the Press Secretary/Director-General for Press and Public Relations, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, on the finalization of the result of the Afghan Presidential Election

November 2, 2009

  1. On November 2nd, the Independent Election Commission of Afghanistan declared Hamid Karzai as elected president of Afghanistan, since he became the only candidate for the second round of the Afghan Presidential Election, which was scheduled on November 7th.
  2. Japan welcomes the election of the new president in Afghanistan through election process managed by the Afghans themselves with the support of the international community.
  3. Japan expects that the new Afghan president will unite the Afghan people and address strenuously various challenges of nation-building. Japan will continue its proactive support for the efforts of the Government and the people of Afghanistan for its stability and reconstruction together with international society.