Statement by the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan on the Situation in Libya

October 21, 2011

  1. On October 20, 2011, Libya’s National Transitional Council (NTC) announced that it had seized the city of Sirte in north central Libya and that former Leader Muammar Al Qadthafi had died. Japan views these developments as being very important for new nation-building efforts that are to be carried out by the Libyan Government.

  2. Japan hopes that armed conflict in Libya will cease and that the security situation will stabilize as soon as possible. Furthermore, Japan looks forward to the creation of an environment that will facilitate Libya in working towards full-fledged reconstruction, including the early establishment of an inclusive interim government.

  3. Utilizing our own knowledge and technology and in cooperation with the international community, Japan will continue to support efforts aimed at new nation-building with the participation of all Libyan citizens.
    • (*The foregoing is a provisional translation. The date indicated above denotes the date of issue of the original press release in Japanese.)

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