Acceptance of Relief Supplies from the Islamic Republic of Iran following the 2011 Tohoku – Pacific Ocean Earthquake

March 24, 2011

On Thursday March 24, an airplane carrying relief supplies for those affected by the 2011 Tohoku – Pacific Ocean Earthquake will arrive at Narita Airport from the Islamic Republic of Iran. Iran will provide foodstuffs (the total of 50,000 food cans), 35,000 cans of which will arrive in Japan on Thursday March 24, based on the needs in the disaster-stricken areas.

H.E. Dr. Ali Akbar Salehi,Minister of Foreign Affairs of Iran has sent messages to Mr. Takeaki Matsumoto, Minister for Foreign Affairs, and Mr. Kinichi Komano, Ambassador of Japan to the Islamic Republic of Iran, expressing his deep condolences for those who perished in the earthquake and subsequent tsunami and words of encouragement that he had no doubt the people of Japan would overcome the current crisis. He also sent a message that Iran was prepared to offer any support it could. The Japanese Government is deeply grateful for Iran’s cooperation.

    • (*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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