Telephone Talks between Prime Minister Naoto Kan and US President Barack Obama

March 30, 2011

Today (Wednesday, March 30), Prime Minister Naoto Kan held telephone talks with The Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States of America. An outline of the talks is as follows.

  1. Prime Minister Kan expressed his gratitude for the full support received from the United States particularly from President Obama in responding to Tohoku - Pacific Ocean Earthquake and Tsunami, and to the accidents at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station. He further conveyed appreciation for the close consultations being held between the relevant parties of Japan and the United States to respond to the accidents at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station. Prime Minister Kan also stated that Japan would like to continue to have close consultations with the United States and to receive assistance to further respond to the issues.
  2. In response, President Obama repeatedly offered his deepest sympathy, and expressed his confidence that Japan would achieve reconstruction. He further stated that the Government of the United States is prepared to provide necessary assistance in both the short and long term.
    • (*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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