The Situation of People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria
(Statement by Foreign Press Secretary Takeshi OSUGA)
March 13, 2019
1. Japan pays close attention to the decision of Algerian President Bouteflika not to seek his fifth term and his announcement of a plan to reform the Algerian political system before the next presidential election. Japan hopes that the reforms will move forward stably based on the will of Algerian people.
2. Japan believes the stability in Algeria is indispensable to the stability of the region. Japan expects that Algeria will continuously play a constructive role for the peace and stability of the region, by overcoming this sensitive stage. Japan intends to further develop its traditionally friendly and cooperative relationship with Algeria.