Statement by the Press Secretary/Director-General for Press and Public Relations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on Speech by General Pervez Musharraf, President of Pakistan, concerning the Simultaneous Terrorist Attacks in the United States

September 20, 2001

  1. On the evening of September 19 (Japan time: at dawn on September 20), General Pervez Musharraf, President of Pakistan, in his TV speech addressed to the nation, stated that Pakistan would cooperate with the international community as a responsible member, and asked for the understanding and support of the Pakistani people.

  2. Japan highly values President Musharraf's leadership and the efforts of the President and the people of Pakistan, at a time when the country is in a difficult situation.

  3. Determined to join the combat against terrorism, Japan has already decided to extend emergency economic assistance to Pakistan, which is cooperating with the U.S., as one of Japan's measures to that end.

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