Acceptance of Relief Supplies from Singapore

March 18, 2011

  1. In response to the Tohoku Pacific Ocean Earthquake, the Government of the Republic of Singapore offered provision of relief supplies, in addition to the dispatch of its rescue team immediately after the earthquake. The relief supplies are scheduled to arrive at Narita Airport in the afternoon on Saturday, March 19 on flights KZ254 and SQ7866.

  2. The Government of the Republic of Singapore provided 4,350 blankets, 20,000 bottles of mineral water, 3,000 plastic water containers, 4,400 portions of emergency food, and 200 mattresses, based on the needs of those who suffered from the earthquake. After arriving in Japan, the relief supplies will be sent to the disaster-stricken regions.

  3. From the Government of the Republic of the Singapore, H.E. S. R. Nathan, President, H.E. Mr. Lee Hsien Loong, Prime Minister, and H.E. Mr. Teo Chee Hean, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defense expressed their condolences and sympathy, and had offered to send relief at the earliest stage.  H.E. Mr. George Yong-Boon Yeo, Minister for Foreign Affairs, also reconfirmed the close ties of friendship between Singaporean and Japanese nations and sent a message that the government of the Republic of Singapore will offer utmost cooperation to Japan. The Government of Japan deeply appreciates the cooperation of the Government of the Republic of Singapore.
    • (* 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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