Saturday, March 12, 2011

Ban: "The UN will do anything for help

United Nations. .- The Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today sent a message of solidarity to Japan by the devastating earthquake that struck the country and said the institution will "do everything" to help the country overcome the disaster. "Japan is one of the most generous and one of the great benefactors of aid in the world.

We will do everything we can to help at this time," said the UN official. An earthquake with a magnitude of 8.8 on the Richter scale hit eastern Japan today, where it has caused hundreds of dead and injured, and have caused a tsunami that has alerted a score of countries bordering Pacific.

"The world is under the impact of the images coming out of Japan," said Ban, who read in English and in Japanese his message of condolences to the Government and people of Japan. The UN chief also noted that coordination teams and humanitarian assistance of the international organization "are ready" to go to Japan.

"I express my deepest sympathy and condolences to the Japanese people and their government, and especially to those who lost friends and families in the earthquake and subsequent tsunami," he said. He indicated that China has "the full support and solidarity of the international community," said while "under the leadership of Prime Minister Naoto Kan, the Japanese overcome this difficult situation."

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