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PM Radičová has sent her condolences to Japan

Slovak Prime Minister Iveta Radičová has sent her condolences to her Japanese counterpart Naoto Kano in response to the major earthquake that has hit north-eastern Japan. The estimated death toll of the quake and subsequent tsunami might exceed 10,000 according to news reports.

Slovak Prime Minister Iveta Radičová has sent her condolences to her Japanese counterpart Naoto Kano in response to the major earthquake that has hit north-eastern Japan. The estimated death toll of the quake and subsequent tsunami might exceed 10,000 according to news reports.

"I wish you and people of Japan strength when tackling the damage and in your efforts to restore the earthquake-hit infrastructure,” said Radičová as quoted by TASR newswire. “I'm convinced that despite the unpredictability of natural disasters, Japan will be able to restore normal life in the affected parts of the country as soon as possible."

Radičová also informed Kano that Slovakia is ready to help Japan with the rescue work if necessary.

Slovak President Ivan Gašparovič has sent his condolences to Emperor Akihito, President's spokesman Marek Trubač told TASR.

"Please accept my condolences vis-a-vis the consequences of the massive earthquake and tsunami in the north of Japan,” Gašparovič said in a statement. “It was with the greatest sorrow that I heard about the loss of life, high number of injured and considerable material damage that have painfully affected the people in the area concerned."

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