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Message from Ms. Yoriko Kawaguchi, Foreign Minister of Japan, to Mr. Yashwant Sinha, Foreign Minister of India

Tokyo, 26th August, 2003

The following message was conveyed on August 26, 2003, from the Foreign Minister of Japan, Ms. Yoriko Kawaguchi, to the Indian Foreign Minister, Mr. Yashwant Sinha, regarding the terrorist attacks in Mumbai on 25 August:


          I was deeply shocked by the brutal terrorist attacks on August 25 in Mumbai which victimized many innocent civilians.  The Government of Japan strongly denounces these terrorist attacks, and reaffirms its resolute condemnation against terrorism in all its forms and manifestations.

          On behalf of the Government and the people of Japan, I would like to extend my deepest condolences and sympathy to the bereaved families and the people of India, and my heartfelt sympathy to those injured.


Yoriko Kawaguchi Foreign Minister of Japan