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Presidential Election in Ukraine
(Statement by Foreign Press Secretary Takeshi OSUGA)

April 22, 2019

1. The Government of Japan welcomes that the presidential election in Ukraine on April 21 was held in a generally free, fair, and peaceful manner, and congratulates Mr. Volodymyr ZELENSKY for securing a win in the election.

2. Through economic cooperation and other means, the Government of Japan has supported reform efforts in Ukraine for advancing its stability and development. The Government of Japan expects that, under the new government democratically elected in this presidential election, Ukraine’s stable development will be ensured through economic reforms and promotion of national dialogue and integration.

3. The Government of Japan will continue to support such Ukrainian reform efforts and strengthen bilateral relations.

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