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Message of Condolence from Foreign Minister Taro Kono following the Volcanic Eruption in Guatemala

June 7, 2018

On June 7, Mr. Taro Kono, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, issued the following message of condolences to H.E. Ms. Sandra Erica Jovel Polanco, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Guatemala, following the eruption of Fuego volcano in Guatemala on June 3 (local time).

  • On behalf of the Government of Japan and the Japanese people, I would like to express my condolences to those who have lost their lives, as well as my sympathies to those who suffered from the eruption of Fuego volcano in Guatemala.
  • The Government of Japan is ready to provide any assistance when needed by Guatemalans.
  • I sincerely pray for the peaceful repose of the deceased and for the recovery of the affected area as soon as possible.

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