1. Japan strongly condemns the Al Shabaab attack
against base of African Union Mission at el-Ade in Somalia, on January
15, 2016, which caused heavy casualties including Kenyan soldiers. Japan
expresses its deepest condolences for those who have been killed and
the families of the victims. Japan also extends its heartfelt sympathy
toward the injured.
2. It is extremely regrettable that the terrorist attack occurred whilst peacebuilding and nation building efforts continue to make progress in Somalia by Federal Government, which is supported by the international community.
3. Japan will continue to offer its cooperation and provide assistance to Somalia and other relevant partners in order to stabilize the situation in Somalia in collaboration with the international community.