Mr. Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), issued the following statement in Tokyo:
“On behalf of the IMF, I wish to extend my deepest condolences to the people of Japan following the devastating earthquake and tsunami.
I arrived in Japan on a scheduled visit shortly after the earthquake happened, and I am profoundly saddened by the loss of life that has occurred.
I have been in touch with the Japanese Government to express my sympathy and support.
The manner in which the Japanese people are responding to this tragedy has impressed me greatly, as has the clear sense of national solidarity that has emerged.”