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Earthquake in Eastern Afghanistan
(Statement by Foreign Minister HAYASHI Yoshimasa)

June 23, 2022

I am deeply saddened by the large number of deaths and the extensive damage that was caused by the earthquake in eastern Afghanistan that occurred on June 22, 2022. We offer our condolences regarding the loss of life and hope for the early recovery of those who were injured.

Japan endeavors to swiftly provide necessary assistance, by collaborating with international organizations, so that the people in the affected areas can overcome the hardships they are facing.

Japan stands with the people of Afghanistan and will continue to play its role in improving the humanitarian situation in Afghanistan.

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