Statement by the Press Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, on the agreement between Serbia and Kosovo to normalize their relations

April 24, 2013
Japanese

    1. Japan welcomes the agreement reached by the Prime Minister of Serbia and the Prime Minister of Kosovo on April 19 in Brussels in order to normalize relations between Serbia and Kosovo. We also congratulate Lady Ashton, the High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy of the European Union, for her effort to facilitate the dialogue between two parties.
    2. Japan believes this agreement will be a milestone toward further stability and prosperity not only in the Western Balkans but also in the whole Europe. We hope both parties now start to work towards steady implementation of the agreement. And Japan would like to continue its support to the efforts of the two countries for their democratic reforms and economic development.

(* The foregoing is a provisional translation. The date indicated above denotes the date of issue of the original version in Japanese.)