Statement by Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, on Deaths and Injuries of Demonstrators in Syria

April 23, 2011

  1. Japan strongly condemns the use of force by the Syrian security authorities against demonstrators, which led to deaths and injuries of many civilians. Japan strongly urges the authorities to stop immediately violence against civilians.

  2. Japan urges the Government of Syria to implement urgently various reforms that people are demanding, including political and economic ones, in addition to the lifting of the Emergency Law on April 19, and to restore the stability of the country.
    • (*This is a provisional translation. The above date denotes the date of the issue of the original press release in Japanese.)