Acceptance of Mongolia’s emergency rescue team

March 15, 2011

  1. On Tuesday, March 15, in response to the Tohoku - Pacific Ocean Earthquake, the Government of Japan decided to accept an emergency rescue team from Mongolia. The team is scheduled to arrive at Narita Airport on the afternoon of the same day.

  2. The rescue team is composed of 12 members from the National Emergency Management Agency of Mongolia. (The activity area and the time the team arrives at the site is now being coordinated.)

  3. On March 11, the Government of Japan received from the Government of Mongolia letters of condolences and sympathy from His Excellency Mr. Tsakhia Elbegdorj, President of Mongolia, and His Excellency Mr. Sukhbaatar Batbold, Prime Minister of Mongolia. On  March 12, the Government of Mongolia decided to offer 1 million USD and relief supplies (blankets etc.), and proposed that it is ready to dispatch an emergency rescue team. The Government of Japan is deeply grateful to the cooperation of the Government of Mongolia.
    • (*This is a provisional translation. The above date denotes the date of the issue of the original press release in Japanese.)