Reception of emergency relief supplies from India

March 15, 2011

  1. In response to the Tohoku - Pacific Ocean Earthquake, the first batch of relief supplies which were offered by the Government of India are scheduled to arrive at Narita Airport in the morning of March 16.

  2. 25,000 blankets are schedule to be transported to Japan in several batches and are going to be distributed over the region.

  3. Prime Minister Kan and Foreign Minister Matsumoto have received messages of sympathy and condolences from Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and External Affairs Minister Mr.S.M. Krishna, respectively, both of whom made offer of assistance from an early stage. Prime Minister Dr. Singh stated in his speech at both houses of Parliament on March 14 that India would spare no effort in assisting the Japanese authorities in dealing with the aftermath of this disaster, while announcing the offer of blankets. The Government of Japan deeply appreciate the cooperation by the Government of India.
    • (*This is a provisional translation. The above date denotes the date of the issue of the original press release in Japanese.)

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