Statement by the Press Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, on the General Election in Pakistan

May 13, 2013

    1. We recognize that the holding of general and provincial elections in Pakistan which took place on May 11 was a big step for the consolidation of democracy in Pakistan.
    2. We expect that Pakistan will develop its democracy and continue to play a significant role for peace and stability of the region.

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