JAPAN INFORMATION AND CULTURE CENTER (JICC)
EMBASSY OF JAPAN
2627 Roxas Boulevard, 1300 Pasay City, Philippines
Phone: 551-5710 Ext. 2314/2316 Fax: 551-5784
Press Office -
PR#89–2011, October 25, 2011
Statement of Ambassador Toshinao Urabe
on the recent armed clash in Mindanao
First of all, I wish to express my sincere condolences to those who lost their lives and their bereaved families. The recent firefights are a source of serious concern for me because it is jeopardizing the peace process.
It is my sincere wish that all parties respect the ceasefire and call upon the Government of the Philippines and the MILF to continue their efforts to advance the peace talks for the peace and prosperity of the whole community.
Japan is a member of IMT and ICG, and has been supporting the peace talks over a decade.