Manmohan Singh condoles loss of life and property in conversation with Japan PM

March 24th, 2011 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI  

Manmohan Singh New Delhi, Mar. 24 (ANI): The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, had a telephonic conversation with Prime Minister Naoto Kan of Japan on Wednesday.

During the conversation, Dr. Singh expressed his deepest condolences at the loss of life and property in Japan consequent to the recent earthquake and tsunami.

He reiterated that the people and Government of India stood solidly with the friendly people of Japan in their hour of grief. He also offered to make available any additional assistance that Japan may require. PM expressed confidence that Japan would emerge from the calamity as an even stronger nation.

The Japanese Prime Minister expressed deep appreciation for India’s solidarity and support, as the country coped with an enormous natural disaster.

He was touched by Prime Minister’s gesture of visiting the Japanese Embassy to sign the condolence book.

He thanked the Indian Prime Minister for the assistance that India had provided. Similar sentiments were expressed by him in a letter to Dr. Singh, in response to the latter’s message of condolence sent on March 11. (ANI)

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