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Mauritius expresses appreciation for Japan’s support in containing oil spill

  • September 8, 2020
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All national papers reported today that Foreign Minister Motegi held a teleconference with the Mauritanian prime minister yesterday and pledged the Japanese government’s continued assistance in helping the island country recover from the massive oil spill caused by a Japanese cargo ship. Japan’s support will reportedly include providing maritime equipment for safe navigation and trawlers for local fishermen and dispatching environmental specialists. The Mauritanian leader reportedly voiced gratitude for Tokyo’s commitment to rebuilding his nation’s economy, saying: “We don’t think Japan is responsible for the incident.”

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