Statement by the Press Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, on the Situation in the Republic of South Sudan
TOKYO, Japan, December 20, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- 1. Japan expresses strong concern over a large number of casualties and refugees resulting from the situation happened since the evening of December 15 in Juba, the Republic of South Sudan.
2. Japan strongly calls on all relevant parties to avoid violence and to exercise self-restraint. At the same time, Japan expects all relevant parties including the Government of the Republic of South Sudan to work toward stabilization of the situation.
3. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs also takes necessary measures to ensure the safety of Japanese citizens in the country.