Murder of Kenji Goto Despicable: Arab Ambassadors in Japan

Monday, February 2, 2015

Tokyo- (PanOrient News) The following is the full statement issued on Sunday Feb. 1, 2015, by Arab ambassadors to Japan:

The Council of Arab Ambassadors accredited to Japan would like to condemn in the strongest possible terms the despicable and heinous murder of Mr. Kenji Goto, an innocent Japanese citizen, by the so-called "Islamic State". Our thoughts and prayers are with Mr. Goto's family and loved ones.

While expressing its member's sincere solidarity with Japan during this tragic time, the Council of Arab Ambassadors accredited to Japan would also like to applaud Japan’s restrained and self-possessed reaction to the murder. The Council believes that all countries in the Middle East region deeply appreciate the contribution Japan has made over the last decades to the economic and social development of the region through its generous assistance of humanitarian nature.

The Council would also like to reiterate the determination of all members of the Organization of the Arab League (OAL) to work together with Japan for the promotion of values of tolerance and peace that true Islam represents.

Photo: Arab ambassadors meet Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida

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