The government plans to allow Self-Defense Forces elements engaged in U.N.-sponsored peacekeeping operations to defend foreign troops also participating in such missions should they come under attack, sources said.
In a bill to revise the law on cooperation in peacekeeping operations, the government plans to relax curbs on weapons use to allow SDP contingents to support foreign peacekeepers who come under attack, but only if the attackers are not government troops of the nation where such missions are taking place.
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A peacekeeping representative dispatched last month to South Sudan to join a U.N. mission said Saturday road construction in the capital, Juba, should begin in early April.
Col. Toru Namatame, 45, a member of an advance group for the Ground Self-Defense Force, said at a press conference that the U.N. peacekeeping mission in the new nation, which gained independence last July, is not having any particular security problems with Juba’s residents.
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