Telephone Talks between Japanese and Indian Prime Ministers

March 23, 2011

On Wednesday, March 23, Prime Minister Naoto Kan held telephone talks with H.E. Dr. Manmohan Singh, Prime Minister of India. The overview of the talks is as follows.

  1. Prime Minister Singh expressed his heartfelt condolences regarding the Tohoku – Pacific Ocean Earthquake and stated that resources of India are at Japanese disposal. Prime Minister Singh said that the blankets and mineral water sent from India were proof such feelings, and that India was ready to help Japan in any way required. Finally, he inquired about the current situation of earthquake damage.

  2. Prime Minister Kan thanked Prime Minister Singh and the Indian people for their kind messages and various support. He expressed his gratitude for the sense of solidarity and actions shown by Indian people, and said that he would keep in close contact regarding the safety of Indian citizens in Japan. He explained the situation concerning Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in particular, and stated that he would continue to provide accurate information quickly and in a most transparent manner.

  3. At the end of the talks, Prime Minister Singh stated that Indian people were with the people of Japan and that he had no doubt Japan would recover and become an even stronger nation. He conveyed his prayers for Japan’s reconstruction efforts and his gratitude for the support being offered to Indian citizens in Japan.
    • (*This is a provisional translation. The above date denotes the date of the issue of the original press release in Japanese.)