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Egypt pledges to support Japan amid flood disaster: Ministry

Ahram Online, Thursday 19 Jul 2018
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Local residents walk in a flooded area in Mabi town in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, Japan, July 13, 2018. (Reuters)
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Egypt has pledged to offer support to Japan as the East Asian country faces its worst weather disaster in decades, Egyptian foreign ministry said in a statement on Thursday.

Torrential rains swept across western Japan this month, causing floods and landslides that claimed the lived of more than 200 people and left over a dozen missing.

Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry offered Egypt's condolences to his Japanese counterpart Taro Kono during a telephone call on Thursday, and stressed that Cairo would stand by the “people and government of Japan in facing this adversity,” the ministry's statement said.

The two officials also discussed bolstering Egyptian-Japanese cooperation, and Kono promised he will visit Egypt “at the earliest opportunity."

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