Statement by the Press Secretary/Director-General for Press and Public Relations, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, on the Decision by the Republic of Korea to Establish a New Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) in Afghanistan

November 3, 2009

  1. On October 30 (Fri), the Government of the Republic of Korea announced that it had decided to establish a new Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) in order to contribute to stability and reconstruction assistance in Afghanistan.
  2. Assistance to Afghanistan is one of the most important issues for the entire international community. The Government of Japan welcomes and highly evaluates the proactive engagement of the ROK in assistance to Afghanistan as exemplified in this decision.
  3. The Government of Japan will continue its proactive support for the efforts of Afghanistan for its stability and reconstruction along with the international community.