Japan offers Y3.2 billion debt relief to Sudan if North-South peace agreement is implemented; Japan and Croatia to boost cooperation
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  • Japan has offered to waive Sudan’s 3.2 billion yen debt (approximately US $31 million) on the condition that the North-South peace agreement is thoroughly implemented. At a meeting in Tokyo, while discussing with Nafie Ali Nafie, the Japanese Foreign Minister Masahiko Komura expressed concern over the deteriorating conditions in Darfur and urged necessary actions1.

    Meanwhile, Japan and Croatia have agreed to expand and strengthen their cooperation on various global issues. According to the Japanese Foreign Ministry, cooperation will focus on important issues like: North Korea’s nuclear ambitions, problems surrounding Kosovo’s independence from Serbia, reforms of the UN Security Council, and other issues of common concern. During his meeting with the Croatian President Stjepan Mesic, Japanese Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda asked for Croatia’s cooperation in tackling the nuclear and abduction issues with North Korea particularly2.