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SECRETARY CLINTON: Minister, it is a great honor for me to be here on behalf of my country to demonstrate our very strong bonds of friendship that go very deep into the hearts of both of our people. There has been a great outpouring of concern and sympathy and admiration for the great resilience and spirit that the Japanese people have shown throughout this very difficult experience. I thank you for your very kind words about our government and we both were fortunate to have two ambassadors who work so closely - Ambassador Roos here in Tokyo, and Ambassador Fujisake in Washington - to ensure we were in touch and coordinating. And I appreciated meeting with you as well. I think that both our government and our U.S. forces here in Japan are very proud that we could stand by you during this period.
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