Karzai expresses his condolences to Japanese people
The earthquake on Friday in northern Japan was the most powerful and destructive ever recorded, and caused a tsunami about 10 metres high to crash down on the country’s northeast coast. At least 2,000 people have lost their lives, in addition to massive financial losses.
According to a statement, Karzai expressed the condolences of the Afghan people to the government and people of Japan during a visit to the embassy on Sunday.
At the embassy, the president wrote his sentiments in a book allocated for messages to the victims, the statement said.
“The Japanese people are committed and hardworking. I believe they will soon overcome the difficult time ahead and continue to live their happy lives,” Karzai said.
In his meeting with the Japanese ambassador, Karzai described Japan as a good friend of Afghanistan and said the Afghan people would never forget the contributions of Japan to them during their hard times.
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