Statement by the Press Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, on Lebanon's Monetary Contributions to the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL)

December 2, 2011

  1. Japan welcomes the announcement issued by H.E. Mr. Najib Mikati, President of the Council of Ministers of Republic of Lebanon, that Lebanon would make monetary contributions to the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) on Wednesday, November 30.

  2. Japan supports the continued operation of the STL to strengthen the rule of law, and from this perspective calls on all stakeholders to respect the independence of the judiciary with regard to the STL.
    • (*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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