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The Tsunami in the Indian Ocean reminds not only the affected countries in the region, but also the international community as a whole of the urgent need to deal with the issue of the introduction of tsunami early warning system at an earliest possible date in the Indian Ocean region.
We, Ministers and Special Envoys of Australia, Belgium, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Mozambique, Myanmar, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, Seychelles, Singapore, Somalia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, United Kingdom, United States, Viet Nam, Luxembourg as EU Presidency and the European Commission, met in Phuket on 29 January 2005 at the invitation of the …
On January 21, the Government of Japan, which had announced emergency humanitarian assistance of $250 million, the largest amount among donor countries, and its prompt contribution through international organizations in response to the United Nations Flash Appeal and other requests for the disaster caused by the major earthquake off the coast of Sumatra and the tsunami in the Indian Ocean, completed its contribution for the following organizations.
The contribution is part of the immediate grant assistance of $500 million formerly pledged by Japan.
Outcomes of the Special Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Leaders' Meeting on Aftermath of Earthquake and Tsunami in Jakarta, Republic of Indonesia
Assistant Press Secretary Akira Chiba: Good afternoon and thank you very much for coming. Today, I would like to brief you on the outcomes of the Special Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Leaders' Meeting on Aftermath of Earthquake and Tsunami held in Jakarta.
The Prime Minister of Japan Mr.
Special ASEAN leaders' meeting on aftermath of earthquake and tsunami - Jakarta, 6 January 2005
We, the Heads of State/Government, Special Envoys and Heads of regional as well as international organizations, who gathered here on 6 January 2005 in Jakarta, Indonesia, expressed solemnly our profound sorrow and our solidarity to overcome the unprecedented catastrophe befalling the Indian Ocean rim countries on 26 December 2004.
This unprecedented devastation needs unprecedented global response in assisting the national governments to cope with such disaster.