Maputo, Mozambique – (African Boulevard News) – Japan has pledged to assist Mozambique in its fight against terrorism. Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida made the announcement on Thursday, offering support to help Mozambique combat the jihadist insurgency in the northern part of the country.
The pledge comes after Mozambique has faced increasing violence, mainly in the Cabo Delgado province, since 2017. The militant group has caused widespread destruction, leaving over 3,000 people dead and displacing over 800,000.
“We will not allow terrorism to spread. Japan is committed to working closely with Mozambique,” Kishida said in a statement released by his office.
Kishida went on to explain that Japan would provide assistance to Mozambique in the form of equipment, technology, and training for security personnel. The assistance would also include humanitarian aid to the displaced.
The prime minister acknowledged the challenges faced by Mozambique in fighting the insurgency. He called for international cooperation to combat terrorism in the region.
“Mozambique’s stability is important not only for Mozambique but also for the region and the world. We must work together,” Kishida said.
The pledge of support from Japan has been welcomed by Mozambique. The Mozambican government expressed its gratitude and appreciation to Japan for its commitment to helping the country overcome the insurgency.
“We appreciate Japan’s commitment to supporting Mozambique in its fight against terrorism. This is an important step towards ensuring peace and stability in our country,” said a statement from the Mozambican government.
The pledge of support from Japan is expected to further bolster Mozambique’s efforts to combat the insurgency. Despite the challenges, the government has made progress, with recent reports indicating that the militants have been pushed back in some areas.
Japan’s pledge of support is in line with its commitment to promoting peace and security in Africa. The country has been actively involved in efforts to promote peace and stability on the continent, working closely with African countries to tackle various security challenges.
In conclusion, Japan has pledged to assist Mozambique in its fight against terrorism. The pledge of support is expected to boost Mozambique’s efforts to combat the insurgency in the northern part of the country. Japan’s commitment to promoting peace and security in Africa is a welcome development.