Acceptance of Relief Supplies from Ukraine
March 18, 2011
- In response to the Tohoku Pacific Ocean Earthquake, an aircraft carrying relief supplies from Ukraine arrived at Narita Airport yesterday afternoon (Thursday, March 17).
The relief supplies from Ukraine consist of approximately 2,000 blankets, which will be sent to the disaster-stricken regions by the cooperation of the International Friendship Exchange Council (FEC) and Sagawa Express, which is a member organization of the Council.
- Today (Friday, March 18), Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Hisashi Tokunaga met with H.E. Mr. Mykola Kulinych, Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Ukraine to Japan, and received a report on the arrival of the relief supplies from Ukraine.
Parliamentary Vice-Minister Tokunaga expressed his gratitude for the 2,000 blankets and for the considerate gestures by Ukraine such as the condolence call paid by Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych on the Embassy of Japan in Ukraine. He stated that he wanted to continue to work in close contact with the Embassy of Ukraine in Japan about the safety of all Ukrainian citizens in the disaster-affected areas.
In response, Ambassador Kulinych expressed condolences for those who suffered from the earthquake, and stated that he believed in the recovery of Japan from this disaster. He communicated that if needed, Ukraine was prepared to extend further assistance.
- (*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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