Dispatch of a Self-Defense Force Instructor to the International Peace Support Training Centre in Kenya

July 25, 2012
Japanese

  1. The Government of Japan recently decided to dispatch one member of the Japan Self-Defense Forces (Col. Katsunobu Ishibashi, Director of the Japan Peacekeeping Training and Research Center, Joint Staff College) as an instructor to help with training African military and civilian personnel engaged in peacekeeping operations and humanitarian support activities. Training will take place at the International Peace Support Training Centre in Kenya between Tuesday, July 31 and Sunday, August 5.

  2. Based on the recognition that peace is a prerequisite for development, Japan has been providing assistance to African peacekeeping training centers with the goals to enhance the peacekeeping capabilities of African countries and to maintain the stability of the region. The dispatch of this instructor is being undertaken also as part of Japan’s support for the International Peace Support Training Centre in Kenya. Additionally, in the future, Japan intends to provide meaningful assistance towards peace and security in Africa not only on the financial front, but also by drawing upon Japan’s qualified human resources.
    • (*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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