Emergency Aid to the Islamic Republic of Iran for Earthquake Disaster

June 25, 2002

  1. The Government of Japan decided to extend emergency grant aid amounting to approximately 50 million yen equivalent in total, comprising emergency grant aid of 250,000 U.S. dollars (30.5 million yen) as well as emergency assistance in kind including tents, jerry cans, water tanks, electric generators and towels, equivalent to 19.8 million yen (approximately 162,000 U.S. dollars), to the Islamic Republic of Iran, which has sustained great damage from an earthquake in north-western part.

  2. In late afternoon of June 22 local time, the Government of Japan sent a message expressing sympathy from Ms. Yoriko Kawaguchi, Minister for Foreign Affairs, to Dr. Seyyed Kamal Kharrazi, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Iran, and on the same day dispatched an official of the Embassy of Japan in Iran to the quake-hit areas, who examined the damage and relief activities on June 23 as the first official from the diplomatic and consular offices of foreign countries.

  3. The Government of Japan has decided to extend this emergency assistance from a humanitarian point of view, in light of the seriousness of the disaster and the close relations between Japan and the Islamic Republic of Iran.

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