Tokyo refrains from commenting Russia’s offer to join relief operation in Syria | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


Tokyo refrains from commenting Russia’s offer to join relief operation in Syria

Japan’s Ministries of Defense and Foreign Affairs have refrained from comments on the Russian offer to join the humanitarian operation in Syrian Aleppo. A Japanese Foreign Ministry source told TASS that Japan was rendering financial support to Syria, Iraq and the adjacent countries, who were receiving the refugee flows, in hope of making a contribution to the conflict’s settlement. "Along with rendering inclusive support designed to prevent the alienation and radicalization of certain groups, we also cooperate in the sphere of humanitarian support and support for the purpose of restoration. We also try to relieve the burden lying on the shoulders of recipient countries, which are inspiring the Syrians’ hope for the restoration of their future," the Japanese Foreign Ministry said. The cost of support programs for Syria, Iraq and the adjacent countries have exceeded $1.6 billion since the start of the Syrian crisis. "We want to use this support to contribute to creating an atmosphere that could lead to the restoration and continuation of the intra-Syrian dialogue," the Japanese Foreign Ministry said.

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