Mudslide Disaster in Gansu Province, the People’s Republic of China(Message of Sympathy from Mr. Naoto Kan, Prime Minister of Japan)

August 9, 2010

On the morning of August 9 (Mon), Mr. Naoto Kan, Prime Minister of Japan, deliverd a message of sympathy to Mr. Hu Jintao, President, and Mr. Wen Jiabao, Premier of the State Council, of the People’s Republic of China through the Embassy of Japan in Beijing concerning the mudslide disaster that struck Gansu Province in the middle of the night of August 7 (Sat). In the message, Prime Minister Kan expressed condolences to the victims and sympathy toward the bereaved families and sufferers. Prime Minister Kan also wished that the areas affected by the disaster would be recovered as soon as possible and that the Government of Japan is ready to offer assistance for reconstruction.