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Earthquake in Western Afghanistan
(Statement by Foreign Minister KAMIKAWA Yoko)

October 8, 2023
  1. I am deeply saddened by the large number of deaths and the extensive damage that was caused by the earthquake in the providence of Herat in western Afghanistan that occurred on October 7, 2023. We offer our condolences regarding the loss of life and to the bereaved families. I would like to express my heartfelt sympathy to the victims of the disaster.
  2. 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.
  3. Japan stands with the people of Afghanistan and will continue to work on the improvement of the humanitarian situation in Afghanistan.

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