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Gratitude message on behalf of inhabitants of Japanese Fukushima prefecture

President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov received a gratitude message from the governor of Fukushima prefecture Yuheya Sato, who expressed appreciation for the condolences and humanitarian assistance provided by Uzbekistan to the residents of this region of Japan, the victims of devastating disaster of 11 March 2011.

Yuhey Sato is a sincere friend of Uzbekistan. He has visited Uzbekistan twice in 1999 and 2001.

In the message, the Governor says:

“To his excellency Mr. Islam Karimov, President of the

Republic of Uzbekistan

Dear Mr. President!

Let me express our gratitude on behalf of the residents of Fukushima prefecture, for the warm support and your letter of condolence on behalf of the people of Uzbekistan in connection with the case of an earthquake in eastern Japan.

The destructive earthquake and tsunami not only caused great damage to the prefecture, but also led to the accident at the plant “Fukushima-1” that resulted the evacuation of many residents in the area.

Currently, Japan is focusing its efforts on solving problems related to the accident at a nuclear power plant. All the inhabitants of our country united to eliminate the consequences of the unprecedented natural disaster and rebuilding shattered areas with cordial support of the Uzbek people.

We are determined to rebuild the country after a destroying catastrophe and renew the prefecture. We also endeavor to build a new, safe Fukushima.

We are hopeful of your warm support for the restoration of the prefecture and pray for a strong friendship between Uzbekistan and Japan.

Yours sincerely,

Yuhey Sato

Governor of Fukushima Prefecture.”

A huge trouble of the Japanese people did not leave anybody indifferent in all parts of Uzbekistan. President Islam Karimov on 11 March 2011 expressed his sincere condolences to the government of Japan and the people in connection with this massive tragedy, noting that Uzbekistan shared the pain and sorrow for the dead.

Government of Uzbekistan decided to send humanitarian aid to the people of Japan, much of which was delivered in Fukushima Prefecture as the most affected by the natural disaster.

Friendly ties hardening from year to year between our peoples continue to be a significant factor in the fruitful cooperation between Uzbekistan and Japan, in particular, Fukushima Prefecture.

One example of the multifaceted cooperation between Uzbekistan and Japan is the Association of Friendship “Fukushima-Uzbekistan”, which seeks to cultural and academic exchanges between the two countries.

In this prefecture, the Association for Cooperation on Agriculture “Date-Uzbekistan” was founded and successfully cooperates with the Ferghana region in the field of agriculture.

Source: UzA News Agency

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