Meeting Between State Secretary for Foreign Affairs Yutaka Banno and H.E. Mr. Noor Muhammad Jadmani, Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan to Japan
March 28, 2011
- On Monday, March 28, Yutaka Banno, State Secretary for Foreign Affairs, held a meeting with H.E. Mr. Noor Muhammad Jadmani, Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan to Japan.
- On behalf of the Government and the people of Pakistan, Ambassador Jadmani expressed
condolences and sympathy for the great suffering of Japanese people following the Tohoku- Pacific Ocean Earthquake. He handed over a sample of relief supplies (high-energy biscuit, milk, mineral water) from Pakistan. Ambassador Jadmani stated that the Government of Pakistan and the people firmly believed that the Government and the people of Japan would overcome the present crisis.
- In response, State Secretary Banno deeply appreciated the relief supplies from Pakistan, which are most needed in the affected areas, and expressed profound gratitude for the procession in Pakistan to support Japan and the affected people, as well as for various volunteer activities by many Pakistani nationals who are living in Japan. State Secretary Banno expressed his condolences for the loss of a Pakistani national in this earthquake.
- Lastly, Ambassador Jadmani stated that the Government of Pakistan would continue as much support as possible, and wanted to provide assistance in return for Japan’s generous support for Pakistan. State Secretary Banno sincerely appreciated the Government and the people of Pakistan for their strong solidarity and assistance to Japan, as well as for their confidence in Japan’s recovery from the crisis.
(On Saturday, March 26, relief supplies from Pakistan (13.5t of high-energy biscuit, 9t of milk pack, and 0.75t of mineral water) arrived at Narita Airport on 4:25pm and 6:05pm respectively by two C-130 aircrafts. They were transported to Miyagi Prefecture and Iwate Prefecture by the Embassy of Pakistan in Japan on Sunday, March 27.)
- (*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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