Crash of Ethiopian Airline Aircraft

1. With regard to the Ethiopian aircraft crash that occurred on March 10th, statement by Foreign Minister Taro Kono was issued as follows.
2. H.E. Ambassador Koro Bessho, Permanent Representative of Japan, delivered the following message of condolences to H.E. António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations as the UN officials were among the victims of the crash.  
I am deeply grieved by the news of the airplane crash in Ethiopia on 10 March and the loss of UN staff members in this tragedy. On behalf of the government and the people of Japan, I would like to extend my heartfelt condolences to the entire United Nations. Our thoughts and sincere prayers are with the victims and those who lost their loved ones.