Message of condolences following the shooting attack in Utrecht, the Netherlands

March 19, 2019

  1. Following the shooting attack in a tram in Utrecht, the Netherlands on March 18, local time, Mr. Taro Kono, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan sent his message to H.E. Mr. Stef Blok, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

    "As I have learned that the cruel shooting attack occurred in a tram in Utrecht causing multiple casualties. On behalf of the Government and the people of Japan, I would like to pray for the deceased, and express my heartfelt sympathy to the injured and their families. In this time of difficulties, Japan stands with the Netherlands. I would like to express my strong solidarity for the Government and the people of the Netherlands'."