Maia Sandu Sends Condolences to Japan for Earthquake Tragedy

The President of the Republic of Moldova, Maia Sandu, conveyed a message of compassion to Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida after the devastating earthquake that struck the country on the first day of 2024. The head of state expressed being “deeply saddened” by the earthquake, particularly affecting western Japan, stating that her thoughts are with “all those affected.”

“I am deeply saddened by the devastating earthquakes in western Japan. My thoughts are with the families who have lost loved ones in Ishikawa and all those affected. Moldova stands in solidarity with Japan. We extend our sincere condolences, Fumio Kishida,” wrote President Maia Sandu on the X platform, formerly Twitter.

It’s worth noting that at least 48 people have been confirmed dead in Japan after the powerful 7.6 magnitude earthquake on January 1, 2024. This is a provisional toll, and search efforts continue. The Japanese are in a race against time to rescue those trapped under rubble. Besides collapsed buildings, around 200 houses in one town have burned in fires that broke out after the earthquake, as reported by The Japanese government announced the formation of an operational force of 10,000 rescuers.

During the day, Prime Minister Dorin Recean also sent a message of condolences to the Japanese people and his counterpart in Japan. “We are grieving,” wrote the Prime Minister, mentioning that “the citizens of the Republic of Moldova stand with the Japanese citizens in these difficult times.” “Our thoughts are with your nation, Prime Minister Kishida,” the message from Dorin Recean further stated.

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