Prime Minister Koizumi and Foreign Minister Machimura Send Messages to the Leaders of the Countries Hit by the Disasters Caused by the Large-scale Earthquake off the Coast of Sumatra, Indonesia, and the Tsunami in Neighboring Countries

December 27, 2004

  1. On December 27 (Mon), Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi sent messages of sympathy to President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono of Indonesia, Prime Minister Thaksin Chinnawat of Thailand, Prime Minister Abudullah bin Ahmad Badawi of Malaysia, President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa of Sri Lanka, President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom of the Maldives and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh of India for the disasters caused by the large-scale earthquake off the coast of Sumatra (Republic of Indonesia), and the subsequent tsunami on December 26 (Sun), expressing heartfelt condolences for many lost lives and praying for a speedy alleviation and restoration from the calamity.

  2. Minister for Foreign Affairs Nobutaka Machimura sent similar messages to his counterparts.

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