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Japan will contribute a “substantial” sum to a United Nations trust fund to finance a multinational force intended to restore order in East Timor, but will not dispatch any personnel until stability has been established, Foreign Minister Masahiko Komura said at a press conference Thursday.

Komura said Japan will also provide $2 million in “initial” emergency humanitarian aid, mainly to East Timorese refugees, by giving $1 million each to the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees and the World Food Program, Komura said.

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