Japan-India Relations

November 22, 2016
On November 21, upon hearing the news of the train derailment accident and the harm that was caused in Pukhrayan, Northern India on November 20 (same day local time), Mr. Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan, sent the following message of condolence to H.E. Mr. Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India.

I am deeply grieved and saddened at the news of the high toll of human lives and heavy damage resulting from the train derailment that took place near Pukhrayan in the early morning on Sunday, November 20.

On behalf of the Government and the people of Japan, I would like to express our heartfelt condolences to the victims and their families of the tragedy, and wish for rapid recovery of the injured.

I am sure that the people of India will get over this tragedy under your strong leadership, and Japan is ready to extend any assistance you may require in this difficult time.

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