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[Title] Message of Condolence from Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi of the Arab Republic of Egypt on the Terrorist Attack That Occurred on the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt

[Date] November 25, 2017
[Source] Prime Minister of Japan and His Cabinet
[Notes] Provisional translation
[Full text]

Your Excellency Mr. Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, President of the Arab Republic of Egypt,

As a friend of Your Excellency, I cannot help but be immensely outraged and deeply saddened at the extremely high number of Egyptian casualties that resulted from the tragic terrorist attack that recently occurred at a mosque near the city of El-Arish.

On behalf of the Government of Japan and the Japanese people, I would like to express my sincere condolences to the families of the victims and extend my heartfelt sympathies to the injured.

Terrorism cannot be justified for any reason. Japan resolutely condemns this heinous act of terrorism. We will stand with Your Excellency and the Egyptian people at all times as Egypt mourns the victims and works to overcome this tremendous hardship.

Shinzo Abe

Prime Minister of Japan