Statement by the Press Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the large-scale demonstrations in Egypt
July 1, 2013
- Japan is deeply concerned about the casualties resulting from large-scale demonstrations that have been occurring along with the one-year anniversary of the inauguration of Mr. Mohamed Morsi, President of the Arab Republic of Egypt.
- Japan calls on all relevant parties to desist from acts of violence and behave with the greatest extent of self-restraint and responsibility. Japan hopes that national dialogue will be realized promptly with the participation of all the political forces so that the political process can move forward in a peaceful and smooth manner. Japan will continue to provide necessary support.
- In addition, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will continue to take the necessary steps in order to secure the safety of Japanese nationals visiting and staying in Egypt.