Emergency Aid to the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam for the Typhoon Disaster
October 3, 2009
- The Government of Japan has decided to extend emergency assistance in
kind (tents, blankets, and other goods) worth up to approximately 20 million
yen to the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam, which has sustained a large-scale
typhoon disaster in the country’s central region from Typhoon Ketsana.
Japan has decided to extend this emergency aid based on the request of the
Government of Viet Nam from a humanitarian point of view and in light of
the friendly relations between Japan and Viet Nam.
- This decision follows an earlier conversation between Mr. Katsuya Okada, Minister for Foreign Affairs, and Mr. Vu Huy Hoang, Minister of Industry and Trade of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam, which took place on October 1 during Minister Hoang’s visit to Japan. During this conversation, Minister Okada expressed his condolences for the disaster and his hopes for the prompt relief of disaster victims as well as the restoration of areas affected by the disaster.
(Reference) Message of Sympathy from Minister Okada to Minister Hoang
On October 1, on the occasion of the first meeting of the Joint Committee on the Agreement between Japan and Viet Nam for an Economic Partnership Agreement (JVEPA), Minister Okada said the following to Minister Hoang in his opening remarks. “I offer you my sincere condolences on the typhoon disaster that has occurred in your country. I also offer my heartfelt prayers for the swift relief of disaster victims and the restoration of areas affected by the disaster.”