Japan considering sending Self Defence Force officials to Sinai

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A special advisor to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has visited the Sinai Peninsula in eastern Egypt, to assess the security situation there.

Japan is considering sending several senior Ground Self-Defence Force officials, to the Headquarters of the Multinational Force and Observers, which is monitoring a ceasefire between Egypt and Israel.
The participating countries include the United States and Italy.

The dispatch would be the first international peacekeeping activity of Japan’s Self-Defence Force, under new Japanese security legislation that was approved by the Diet, four years ago.

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