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Japan is Following the Unstable Situation of Tunisia ``with Serious Concern``

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Tokyo - (PanOrient News) The Japanese government said today it is following "with serious concern the still unstable situation of Tunisia, and is aware that President of the Republic of Tunisia, Mr. Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, left the country and that Prime Minister, Mr. Mohamed Gannouchi, will exercise the presidential duties temporarily.

A statement issued by the Foreign Ministry said Japan regrets there have been many casualties through a series of crashes between citizens and security forces since last December and calls on Tunisian people to cooperatively overcome the difficult circumstances in order to avoid further bloodshed.

Japan hopes that stability will be brought to the country promptly and that political, economic, and social reforms will be implemented toward stabilizing civil life, according to the statement.

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