Friendship is proved timeless though hit by the tsunami. South Korea (ROK) proves it.
Is Japanese Foreign Minister Takeaki Matsumoto which revealed that South Korea is the “true neighbors”. According to South Korean Matsumoto being responsive to provide assistance to the State Sakura bermagnitud 9.0 earthquake followed by tsunami on Friday (11/03/2011). “On behalf of the Japanese people, I am grateful to South Korea,” such as greeting Matsumoto Yonhap news and Kyodo on Saturday (19/03/2011).
Takeaki Matsumoto Minister delivered a statement during the bilateral talks with Foreign Minister Kim Sung-hwan of Seoul in the ancient city of Kyoto. Matsumoto and Kim will join with their fellow Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi on Saturday night for the annual meeting of the three foreign ministers this year. “The Japanese feel that South Korea is a true neighbor who offered to help in times of difficulty,” Matsumoto said at the beginning of the meeting with Kim at the Kyoto state guesthouse, referring to Seoul’s dispatch rescue teams of workers and other assistance.
In contrast, Kim expressed condolences and sympathy to the Japanese. He said that Seoul would not avoid to help Japan deal believed to be the worst disaster that ever hit the country in history.
Details of their talks was not immediately known. However, working together to overcome the disaster that is believed to have become the main topic of the meeting. Both parties also believed to have discussed the agenda for a summit with China triangle set in May.
Seoul has pledged all possible assistance to the Japanese. By official count, more than 15,000 people dead or missing, and the number of casualties may rise continues.
South Korea is one of the first countries to send rescue teams to Japan. State Ginseng send a team of five members a day after the disaster and then an additional squadron of 102 members a few days later. Rescue experts to find the worst areas in collaboration with the Japanese police to the victim earlier this week.
Number of ordinary citizens and celebrities in South Korea also expressed increasing sympathy and offers of voluntary contributions, setting aside hard feelings left over from Japan’s brutal colonial rule over the Korean Peninsula in 1910-1945.