Date: Feb 07, 2016
By: Staff writer, with CNA
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe yesterday said that
Japan is ready to assist Taiwan after a magnitude 6.4 earthquake hit southern Taiwan, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.
Abe offered to provide rescue and relief efforts, in a message conveyed to President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) by Takashi Hamada, secretary-general of Japan’s representative office in Taipei, the ministry said.
The office represents Japanese interests in Taiwan in the absence of bilateral diplomatic ties.
Abe expressed sympathy for the earthquake victims, saying that the Japanese government is willing to provide Taiwan with personnel and equipment, the ministry said. [FULL STORY]