Ambassador Fatimie’s March 11th memorial message published

March 13, 2013: A memorial message by Ambassador Dr. Sayed M. Amin Fatimie on the occasion of the 2nd anniversary of the March 11, 2011 tragic disasters was published in the Daily Yomiuri newspaper. Ambassador Fatimie offered his sympathies and encouragement. The full text of the message is as follows.

Two years have passed since tragic disasters afflicted your noble nation. While our Embassy felt the effects, we were struck by the suffering elsewhere, particularly in the Tohoku region. Each life lost and every destructive aspect further saddened our people and Government. Despite limitations, we offered what we could. Government and Embassy funds were given, and I was honored to personally help deliver supplies to evacuees. For what we contributed, we received more. We were inspired by your strength. Afghans know firsthand that rebuilding takes time, but Japanese people are capable. We stand together with you now and forever.