Statement by Press Secretary/Director-General for Press and Public Relations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on the Terrorist Bombing Attack against Mr.Walid Eido, Member of the Parliament of Lebanon

June 15, 2007

  1. The Government of Japan is deeply shocked by the act of terrorism in Beirut on 13th which killed a number of innocent people including Mr.Walid Eido, Member of the Parliament of Lebanon, and his eldest son and expresses its condolences to the victims and their families.  Such an act of terrorism can never be tolerated and the Government of Japan strongly condemns it.
  2. The Government of Japan, together with the international community, fully supports the efforts of the Lebanese Government for the stability of Lebanon and strongly hopes that all the parties concerned in Lebanon will overcome their differences through dialogue and negotiations, and work together to achieve the stability and reconstruction of Lebanon.