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

December 4, 2009

  1. A bomb attack occurred in Mogadishu, the capital city of Somalia, on December 3 and caused heavy casualties, including ministers from the Transitional Federal Government (TFG). Japan strongly condemns this terrorist act and expresses its deepest condolences for those who have been killed and the families of the victims. Japan also extends its heartfelt sympathy toward the injured.
  2. It is extremely deplorable that the terrorist attack occurred whilst peace efforts continue in Somalia, within the framework of TFG, which is supported by international community.
  3. Japan will continue to offer its cooperation and provide assistance in order to stabilize the situation in Somalia in collaboration with the international community.