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Japan welcomes the fact that the voting for the legislative elections in the Republic of Guinea-Bissau took place on March 10th in a peaceful manner and that the provisional results were announced.

Japan considers these elections as an important step towards consolidation of democracy. It also expects that all stakeholders maintain calm.

Japan expects all parties to continue working for the consolidation of democracy, establishment of peace and stability as well as development.

Japan will host TICAD7 this year. The Government of Japan is willing to extend its support for the efforts of the Guinea-Bissau Government towards the country’s development.

Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan.