TOKYO, Japan, December 14, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ ? The Government of Japan recently decided to dispatch one member of the Japan Self-Defense Forces (Lieutenant Colonel Takeshi Nakano, senior research officer of the Japan Peacekeeping Training and Research Center, Joint Staff College) as an instructor to help with training African civilian personnel engaged in peacekeeping operations and humanitarian support activities. Training will take place at the Cairo Regional Center for Training on Conflict Resolution and Peacekeeping in Africa (CCCPA) from December 16 to 20.


Based on the recognition that peace is a prerequisite for development, Japan has been providing assistance to African peacekeeping training centers with the goals to enhance the peacekeeping capabilities of African countries and to maintain the stability of the region. The dispatch of this instructor is being undertaken also as part of Japan?s support for the CCCPA. Additionally, in the future, Japan intends to provide meaningful assistance towards peace and security in Africa not only on the financial front, but also by drawing upon Japan?s qualified human resources.


Japan ? Ministry of Foreign Affairs


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