Statement by the Press Secretary/ Director-General for Press and Public Relations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on the Suicide Terrorism in Pakistan

September 21, 2008

  1. The Government of Japan is deeply shocked by the suicide terrorism occurred in front of Hotel Marriott in Islamabad, Pakistan on 20th September which resulted in a large number of casualties. We express sympathy for the victims and send condolences to their bereaved families. We also pray for the early recovery of those who are injured.
  2. The Government of Japan firmly condemns these bombings as inexcusable acts. We pay our respect to and have supported the Government of Pakistan which has tackled with war on terror while making enormous sacrifices.
  3. We are resolved to continue our support to President Asif Ali Zardari and the Government of Pakistan that declared their strong determination not to give way to this act of terrorism.