May 20, 2013
CFK expressed Argentina's 'solidarity and condolences' for Japan
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner expressed “solidarity and condolences” from the national government and the Argentine public to Japan, in light of the tragic earthquake and tsunami which took place today.
In a letter written to Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan, Cristina offered to provide humanitarian aid, ensuring solidarity, whilst informing him that she had already given instructions to the Argentine Foreign Ministry to release members of the “Foreign Aid services to help with the rescue programme for victims who remain in the aftermath.”
The letter further detailed the President mentioning that “today the victim was Japan and I kindly request that they receive condolences and solidarity from my government and the people of Argentina, for the Japanese people and government during this time.”
She went on to comment that “Japan has been generous to many other countries that’ve been through wars and catastrophes, from earthquakes to famine, and I have no doubt that our country alongside the rest of the world will be there in Japan’s hour of need.”