Assistance to IOM Reintegration Program in Aceh

Period (Date of Exchange of Notes (E/N)):
    March 2, 2006

    Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam

Amount Provided:
    1 billion yen (about US$ 8.6 million)

In support of the reintegration process stipulated in the Memorandum of Understanding of August 15th, 2005, the Japanese Government decided to contribute JPY One billion (approximately USD 8.6 million) grant aid to IOM Reintegration Program. This program is designed to provide vocational training and income generating services for former combatants and ex-prisoners, and it will be implemented soon with the immediate disbursement of Japanese grant aid.

The Japanese Government has continuously supported the Indonesian Government's effort to achieve peace and stability in Aceh, such as hosting Tokyo Conference twice, in December 2002 and in May 2003, in connection with COHA.

With this new commitment to the IOM program, Japan's contribution for peace process in Aceh amounts to approximately USD 12 million since the signing of the MOU on August 15th,2005. Preparation is underway for further assistance.