Japan thanks SA for support

2011-03-17 11:00

The ambassador of Japan today thanked South Africa for its support, sympathy and friendship after a 9.0 magnitude earthquake and tsunami devastated it.

“I wish to express my heartfelt gratitude to the government and people of South Africa for the sympathy and empathy expressed through your countless telephone calls, emails, and letters relating to the horrific damage caused by the earthquakes and tsunami,” Toshiro Ozawa said.

“I thank you for your words of kindness and support, and above all for the hands of friendship with which you reaching out to us, the people of Japan, in this difficult time.”

A Rescue SA team left for Japan on March 16.

“Their work in difficult conditions will become a symbol of friendship and solidarity between the people of South Africa and Japan,” said Ozawa.

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