12 July 2010

JapGov: Statement on Mr. Shigeru Mochida as Deputy SRSG

Japan - Statement by the Press Secretary on Mr. Shigeru Mochida, Deputy Executive Secretary of ESCAP, Appointed as Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Timor-Leste

1.The Government of Japan welcomes the announcement that on Friday, July 9 (US Eastern time), Mr. Shigeru Mochida, Deputy Executive Secretary of United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, has been appointed as Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General (DSRSG) for Timor-Leste by Mr. Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations.

2.The post of the DSRSG, to which Mr. Mochida has been appointed, is an extremely important one: his tasks include supporting the Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) and advancing peacebuilding process in Timor-Leste in such areas as the resumption of Policing Responsibilities by Policia Nacional de Timor-Leste (PNTL), security sector reform and strengthening of the rule of law.

3.The Government of Japan has been contributing to nation-building in Timor-Leste since its pre-independence days and looks forward to Mr. Mochida's contributing significantly to peacebuilding in Timor-Leste.

http://www.mofa.go.jp/u_news/2/20100710_104658.html
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