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South Sudan hopeful for Japan SDF’s assistance – Minister

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Laaska news  Nov. 30,2011

South Sudan’s information minister, now visiting Japan, has expressed a strong hope that the Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force will provide effective support in building the African nation’s infrastructure.

The Information and Broadcasting Minister, Marial Benjamin made the remarks in an NHK interview in Tokyo on Tuesday. South Sudan achieved independence in July after more than 20 years of civil war.

The minister commented on Japan’s Ground Self-Defense Force engineering units, which will participate in UN peacekeeping operations in the country.

Benjamin said an enormous amount of destruction has taken place in his country, and that everything will have to be built from scratch.
He added that there will be no danger to the Japanese mission because there is an adequate presence of UN peacekeeping forces from other countries in the areas where the units will operate.

The minister also stressed that South Sudan has undeveloped oil and mineral resources, and called for investment from Japan

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