11 March 2017

News Story: Japan to end SDF's S. Sudan mission in May

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Friday the Japanese government will end the Self-Defense Forces' participation in a U.N. peacekeeping mission in South Sudan at the end of May.

"As South Sudan enters a new phase of nation-building, we have judged that we are able to put an end to construction efforts in which the SDF is engaged in Juba," Abe told reporters Friday evening, referring to the capital where the Ground Self-Defense Force troops are deployed.

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