President of Georgia – Georgia stands with the people of Japan
President of Georgia – Georgia stands with the people of Japan

President of Georgia Salome Zurabishvili expressed sorrow about people, who died during and in the aftermath of Typhoon Hagibis in Japan.

“I offer my condolences to the families of the victims of Typhoon Hagibis. Georgia stands with the people of Japan in this difficult time and hopes for a speedy recovery from this tragedy,” President Zurabishvili wrote on Twitter.

The toll of death and destruction from a typhoon that tore through central and northern Japan climbed Tuesday, as the government said it was considering approving a special budget for the disaster response and eventual reconstruction.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told a parliamentary session that the number of deaths tied to Typhoon Hagibis had climbed to 53 and was expected to rise, as at least another nine people were presumed dead. Kyodo News agency, citing its own tally, put the death toll at 69.

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