Statement by the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan on the Terrorist Attacks in Afghanistan

April 16, 2012

  1. Government of Japan is greatly shocked and indignant at the terrorist attacks that occurred simultaneously at a number of places across Afghanistan and within Kabul. While it has been verified by the Government of Japan that none of our citizens residing in Afghanistan were harmed, the terrorist attacks did cause a certain level of damage to the Embassy of Japan and the Ambassador's residence.

  2. The Government of Japan expresses its firm condemnations of these atrocious acts of terrorism. Japan condemns terrorism in any forms and manifestations and reiterates that there can be no justification, whatsoever, for any acts of terrorism.

  3. The Government of Japan expects that Afghanistan will continue to exert every effort toward achieving its stability. The Government of Japan remains committed to continuing our cooperation as much as possible for the efforts made by Afghanistan, while giving maximum possible considerations to the safety measures of the related personnel.
    • (*The foregoing is a provisional translation. The date indicated above denotes the date of issue of the original press release in Japanese.)