Foreign Minister Urmas Paet Confirmed Estonia’s Support at Meeting with Japanese Ambassador


Today Foreign Minister Urmas Paet met with Japanese Ambassador Hideaki Hoshi and expressed Estonia’s support for Japan as it deals with tremendous damages in the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami. The Estonian Foreign Ministry donated 200 000 EUR to Japan as humanitarian aid and is also prepared to send a rescue team if necessary.

Paet stated that Japan is an important friend and partner to Estonia and all of Estonia has sympathy for the residents of Japan after this tragedy. “Japan is known in the world as one of the most generous philanthropists in the development co-operation and humanitarian aid sector, giving aid to those in need all over the world. For this reason it is self-evident that the rest of the world is ready to support Japan and help them during this time as much as possible,” said the foreign minister.

Ambassador Hoshi thanked Estonia for its rapid aid and support.

Donations to help those affected by the earthquake in Japan can be made to the Estonian Red Cross donations account 1180001436 in Swedbank or 102200039608010 in SEB with the keyword “Jaapani maavärin”.

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