Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida Issue Condolence Messages Following Shooting Incident in Paris, France
January 8, 2015
Following a shooting incident that occurred in Paris on the morning of January 7 (local time) and resulted in a large number of casualties, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent the following message to H.E. Mr. Francois Hollande, President of France, on the same day. Mr. Fumio Kishida, Minister for Foreign Affairs, also sent a similar message to H.E. Mr. Laurent Fabius, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development of France.
“I cannot help but be immensely shocked and outraged to hear that the shooting terrorism incident that occurred in Paris has resulted in a large number of casualties. Vicious terrorism such as this cannot be tolerated for any reason and I resolutely condemn it. On behalf of the Government of Japan and its nationals, I would like to express our sincere condolences to all the victims and their families, and extend our heartfelt sympathies to the injured. Japan stands with France at this difficult time.”