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Japan thanks Iran for humanitarian aid

Japan has released a statement of gratitude to thank the Islamic Republic of Iran for sending humanitarian aid to the earthquake-ravaged nation.

The Japanese foreign ministry released a statement on Thursday acknowledging and appreciating the first cargo of Humanitarian aid sent by Iran, ISNA reported on Friday.

According to the statement, the first airplane carrying a cargo of canned fish and vegetables landed in Tokyo’s Narita International Airport.

Nearly 50,000 cans of food weighing over 18,000 kilograms are to be directly distributed among victims of the earthquake by the Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS).

IRCS has also expressed Iran’s readiness to send more relief aid to Japan upon the request of Tokyo.

Separately, the Japan Islamic Trust organization has been carrying out aid deliveries to highly contaminated areas, a Press TV correspondent reported from Tokyo on Friday.

Haroon Qureshi from the organization thanked the contributions made by ordinary Japanese citizens and said the immediate goal of the organization was to deliver humanitarian aid to the most affected areas of the country.

More than 26,000 people have died or are presumed dead and a total of 2,766 others have also been injured in Japan following the March 11 earthquake. Hundreds of thousands of people have been displaced from their homes and have taken shelter in evacuation facilities.

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