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Representatives of the Japanese Team of International Peace Cooperation in Timor-Leste Pay Respects to the Prime Minister before Departure

Wednesday, August 1, 2007


Prime Minister Shinzo Abe received a courtesy call from representatives of the Japanese team of International Peace Cooperation before their departure for Timor-Leste at the Prime Minister's Official Residence.

Upon the United Nations' request and pursuant to the International Peace Cooperation Law, Japan currently has two civilian police officers and three liaison coordinators dispatched to the United Nations Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste (UNMIT), with the aim of assisting the country's efforts toward enhancing stability and nation-building. In the upcoming dispatch, Japan will send a second unit consisting of two civilian police officers and a liaison coordinator.

After being paid respects by the departing team members, Prime Minister Abe encouraged them by saying "Restoring order to Timor-Leste is a highly important mission and I hope each one of you will do your best."