Japan welcomes APRC proposals
Japan has welcomed the All Party Representatives Committee (APRC)
A statement issued by the Japanese Foreign Ministry said the
Government of Japan appreciates this as an important step towards the
political solution of the conflict. The Government of Japan sincerely
hopes that the devolution will be duly implemented in accordance with
the proposals,” it added.
“The Government of Japan notes that the final package for a lasting
and durable solution will be formulated in the APRC process soon. The
Government of Japan strongly hopes that a final political solution will
be achieved in a manner that all the parties concerned including the
LTTE will be involved,” the Japanese Foreign Ministry said.
It said the Government of Japan, by dispatching peace envoy Yasushi
Akashi to Sri Lanka from January 13 to 15, reiterated its appeal to
those concerned that efforts should be made not for a military solution
but for a political solution through dialogue.
“The Government of Japan intends to observe closely the situation in
Sri Lanka , and continue to support with the international community the
efforts of the Government of Sri Lanka towards the political solution of