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Agreement in Afghanistan
(Statement by Press Secretary OHTAKA Masato)

May 18, 2020

1. The Government of Japan welcomes the agreement to form an inclusive government between President Dr. Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and former Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah on May 17(local time) in Afghanistan.

2. The Government of Japan hopes that the Afghan government, in accordance with the agreement, will steadily address various issues, including the current spread of the COVID-19, and actively engage in the intra-Afghan negotiations towards a durable and comprehensive peace, in a manner that will broadly gain trust from the Afghan people.

3. The Government of Japan, in cooperation with the international community, will continue to support the efforts for peace and stability in Afghanistan.

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