Statement by the Press Secretary/Director-General for Press and Public Relations, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, on the terrorist Attack in Kabul, Afghanistan

October 29, 2009

  1. Japan is greatly shocked and indignant at the terrorist attack on October 28(Wed) in Kabul, Afghanistan, which caused many casualties including the staff of the United Nations.  Japan expresses its deepest condolences for those who have been killed by this terrorist attack and to the families of the victims. It also expresses its heartfelt sympathy toward the injured.
  2. Terrorism cannot be justified for any reason, and Japan firmly condemns it.
  3. Japan supports the activities of the United Nations to assist Afghanistan’s nation-building including those concerning elections. Japan will continue its proactive support Afghanistan’s efforts for its stability and reconstruction together with international society.