The Election of a new President in Lebanon
(Statement by the Press Secretary Yasuhisa Kawamura)
1. The Government of Japan welcomes the election of General Michel Aoun, Member of Parliament to the new President of the Republic of Lebanon through dialogues and consultation by all relevant parties as an important step towards stability in Lebanon on October 31.
2. The Government of Japan expects that under the leadership of the new president, all Lebanese parties will realize genuine national reconciliation, and that will lead to the stability and prosperity in Lebanon.
3. The Government of Japan will continue to support Lebanon's efforts for realization of economic and social stability.