Foreign minister Peter Szijjarto – Photo: Facebook

Minister expresses condolence over Japan earthquake

Peter Szijjarto, the minister of foreign affairs and trade, expressed his condolence and sympathy to Japanese Foreign Minister Yoko Kamikawa over the earthquake that hit Japan on New Year's Day.
4. January 2024 19:24

In the letter also sent to MTI, Szijjarto said he was “deeply saddened” to learn of the devastating earthquake that hit Japan.

“Let me express my deepest condolence and sincere sympathy to you and the people of Japan in these tragic moments. We trust that your reconstruction efforts will be successful and life can soon return to normal,” Szijjarto said.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families at this difficult time,” Szijjarto added.

By Thursday, the number of the victims rose to 78 and 50 people are still missing in Ishikawa prefecture, central Japan, after a magnitude 7.6 earthquake hit on New Year’s Day.

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