Statement by U.S. Ambassador J. Thomas Schieffer on Japan's Passage of a New OEF Refueling Support Law

January 11, 2008

"The U.S. appreciates the fact that the Japanese government has taken this important step in support of the international community's efforts to create a stable and democratic Afghanistan.

"Terrorism is the bane of our time. By passing this legislation, Japan has demonstrated its willingness to stand with those who are trying to create a safer, more tolerant world."