Acceptance of Relief Supplies from the Kingdom of Thailand

March 16, 2011

  1. Aircraft with relief supplies from Thailand, dispatched following the Tohoku - Pacific Ocean Earthquake, are scheduled to arrive at Narita Airport in the morning of March 17, 2011.

  2. In light of the need of the disaster-stricken areas, the Government of Thailand has transported about 20,000 blankets to Japan, which will be subsequently distributed to affected  areas in need. Prior to this, the Government has already provided 1,000 blankets and announced its intention to extend relief money of 5 million baht.

  3. A letter of condolences and sympathy was sent from His Majesty King Bhumibol of the Kingdom of Thailand to His Majesty the Emperor of Japan. H.E. Mr. Abhisit Vejjajiva, Prime Minister of Thailand, and H.E. Mr. Kasit Piromya, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Thailand, each sent messages of condolences and sympathy early on to Prime Minister Naoto Kan and Minister for Foreign Affairs Takeaki Matsumoto respectively. The messages contained the intention to extend all necessary assistance to Japan. Japan deeply appreciates the cooperation by the Government of Thailand.
    • (*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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