Meeting between State Secretary for Foreign Affairs Yutaka Banno and Malaysian Ambassador Dato’ Shaharuddin bin Mohd Som and a Representative of the Malaysian Humanitarian Support Team
March 28, 2011
- Today (Monday, March 28), Mr. Yutaka Banno, State Secretary for Foreign Affairs, had a meeting with H.E. Mr. Dato’ Shaharuddin bin Mohd Som, Ambassador of Malaysia to Japan, and Datuk Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim, a representative of the humanitarian support team of Malaysia.
- Ambassador Shaharuddin and Representative Azeez expressed their sympathy to those who suffered from the Tohoku - Pacific Ocean Earthquake, on behalf of the Prime Minister of Malaysia Dato' Sri Mohd Najib bin Tun Haji Abdul Razak and the people of Malaysia. They stated that the relief supplies carried by the Malaysian humanitarian support team would be delivered to the area affected by the earthquake, and that the assistance is offered to express Malaysia’s sense of solidarity with Japan based on the relations between the two countries over the years. They also stated that Malaysia was confident of Japan’ rebuilding, and stated that the Government of Malaysia was ready to offer the all possible support and cooperation.
- In response, Mr. Banno expressed his gratitude for the warm messages of sympathy and the message of confidence to Japan from Prime Minister Dato' Sri Mohd Najib bin Tun Haji Abdul Razak and the people of Malaysia, as well as for the relief supplies offered by Malaysia. He stated that Japan intends to share its experience of one of the major disasters in the world with other countries including Malaysia. He also praised the efforts of Ambassador Shaharuddin in confirming the safety of Malaysian nationals in the area affected by the earthquake.
- (*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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