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Gov’t to extend dispatch of MSDF to waters off Somalia by one year

  • October 13, 2021
  • , Yomiuri , p. 4
  • JMH Translation

The government has decided to extend by another year the Self-Defense Forces’ participation in anti-piracy operations off the coast of Somalia through Nov. 19, 2022. The decision will be approved at a Cabinet meeting soon.


The government has also decided to extend by one year the dispatch of Ground Self-Defense Force (GSDF) personnel to join the Multinational Force & Observers (MFO), which monitors the ceasefire between the Israeli and Egyptian militaries in the Sinai Peninsula in eastern Egypt, through Nov. 30, 2022. (Abridged)


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