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Japan to extend anti-piracy mission off Somalia 

  • November 17, 2021
  • , Mainichi, Yomiuri, Sankei
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Mainichi, Yomiuri, and Sankei wrote that the GOJ decided at a Cabinet meeting on Tuesday to extend the SDF’s anti-piracy mission in the Gulf of Aden north of Somalia by one year until Nov. 19, 2022. Japan began the anti-piracy mission in 2009 and continues to deploy a destroyer and two patrol planes there. The GOJ also decided to extend by one year until Nov. 30, 2022, the GSDF personnel’s participation in the Multinational Force and Observers (MFO), a mission to supervise the implementation of the security provisions of the Egyptian-Israeli Treaty of Peace on the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt. 

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