Statement by Foreign Press Secretary Yasuhisa Kawamura:
1. Japan congratulates the successful towards liberation of Sirte from ISIL as a significant step in combatting terrorism and stability in Libya.
2. Japan hopes that efforts of all stakeholders involved in the continuing political dialogue process through the United Nations’ support will lead to national reconciliation and the legitimate establishment of the Government of National Accord so that they can achieve the stability for all Libyan people.Distributed by APO on behalf of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan.