Statement by the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan on the Signing of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Initiative by H.E. Ali Abdullah Saleh, President of the Republic of Yemen
November 24, 2011
- On Thursday, November 24 (Wednesday, November 23 local time), H.E. Ali Abdullah Saleh, President of the Republic of Yemen, signed the GCC initiative for a peaceful transition of power in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Japan sincerely welcomes this development and highly appreciates the mediation efforts of the GCC, the United Nations, the United States, the European Union, among others.
- Japan hopes that the transition of power will be smoothly carried out in Yemen in line with the GCC initiative, and stability will be achieved in the country.
- Japan intends to cooperate as much as possible in order to achieve stability of Yemen.
- (*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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