Japan-United States of America Relations

Letter of condolences from the Honorable Barack H. Obama, President of the United States of America, to Mr. Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan, on the terrorist attack in Dhaka, Bangladesh

July 8, 2016
Japanese

On July 8, Mr. Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan, received a letter of condolences on the terrorist attack in Dhaka, Bangladesh from the Honorable Barack H. Obama, President of the United States of America. The contents of the letter are as follows:

His Excellency
Shinzo Abe
Prime Minister of Japan
Tokyo

Dear Prime Minister:

On behalf of the American people, I send my heartfelt and deepest condolences to the families and friends of the seven Japanese citizens who were tragically killed in the heinous terrorist attack in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on July 1-2. I also hope for the speedy recovery of the Japanese citizen wounded in the attack. This attack is an outrage, all the more so because your citizens were in Dhaka building a better future for Bangladesh.

I join you in condemning, in the strongest possible terms, this horrific attack that claimed so many innocent lives, including a U.S. citizen, Bangladeshi civilians and police, and citizens of Italy and India. The United States continues to stand with Japan, Bangladesh, and the rest of the international community in our steadfast resolve to fight terrorism.

Sincerely,
Barack Obama