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Senior defense official visits Egypt ahead of deployment of SDF personnel

  • March 18, 2019
  • , Asahi, Yomiuri, Nikkei, Sankei
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All papers except Mainichi reported on Monday that Parliamentary Vice Minister of Defense Suzuki visited Egypt over the weekend to check whether two GSDF officers will be able to operate safely in accordance with Japan’s five principles on international peacekeeping operations when they are deployed there probably next month. The officers are scheduled to be dispatched to the headquarters of the Multinational Force and Observers (MFO) on the Sinai Peninsula that oversees the terms of the peace treaty between Egypt and Israel. The senior MOD official reportedly said that the two Japanese personnel will probably be assigned to an MFO facility located in the southern part of the peninsula. 

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