Statement by the Press Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the National Referendum in the Kingdom of Morocco regarding a Constitutional Amendment

July 19, 2011

  1. The Government of Japan welcomes the fact that, on Friday, July 1, the national referendum on the constitutional amendment in the Kingdom of Morocco was implemented peacefully without particular turmoil and that the amendment of the constitution has been approved.

  2. Japan values this result as creating an opportunity for promoting the democratization in Morocco. Japan also expects the people of Morocco will facilitate efforts for building a framework in line with the new constitution, and hopes that Morocco will continue to contribute to regional stability as a stabilizer in the Middle-East and North Africa. Japan is determined to continuously support political reform and economic development in Morocco.
    • (*This is a provisional translation. The above date denotes the date of the issue of the original press release in Japanese.)

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