The Czech prime minister has sent his condolences to the people of Japan, following the devastating earthquake and tsunami that ravaged the country. In a letter to his Japanese counterpart Mr. Necas expressed his deepest sympathies to those who had lost their loved ones, their homes and their property. He said the thoughts of the Czech nation were with Japan at this time of tragedy.
The Czech government has said it is ready to assist Japan in any possible way. Foreign Ministry spokesman Vit Kolar said the government was monitoring the situation closely and was ready to respond to any request made by the Japanese authorities. NGOs have also offered assistance.