“Getting Back a Beautiful Syria”
Foreign Minister Kishida Fumio attended the International Conference on Syria (the Geneva II Conference). Minister stated that Minister Kishida said he believes the ultimate goal of the conference to “get back a beautiful Syria” and appealed for an immediate cessation of violence. In addition to humanitarian assistance amounting to some 280 million U.S. dollars that has been extended to Syria, including aid to neighboring countries, Japan plans to provide additional assistance worth 120 million dollars in total, he said. He also pledged Japanese efforts to build confidence among parties that agree to the Geneva Communiqué in order to facilitate its implementation, including the establishment of a transitional governing body.
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