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Japan's pledge of assistance to Indonesia at the 12th Consultative Group Meeting on Indonesia

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(4) Aiming at supporting the on-going peace process at this critical juncture, the Delegation announced the following assistance.

a) To provide food assistance amounting to US$5 million for IDPs and other conflict-affected people in Aceh through WFP

b) To provide assistance to quick impact projects from which local communities in Aceh directly benefit

c) To consider supporting programs for disarmament, demobilization and reintegration in Aceh

d) To consider contributing US$ 1.2 million to HDC to be used for the expense of the monitoring of the cessation of hostilities by JSC

e) To promote the capacity building of the local governments in Aceh, to start training programs for members of local officials from February

f) For the restart of suspended projects and for the formation of new projects, the security conditions at project sites have to be carefully assessed as the peace progresses. Japan will soon send a mission to formulate its assistance policy toward Aceh from broad perspectives, including the security perspective.