Japan to provide necessary aid for Afghanistan after earthquake - govt spokesperson

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TOKYO, June 23 (Reuters) - The Japanese government plans to provide assistance to Afghanistan, a government spokesperson said on Thursday, after an earthquake there killed at least 1,000 people.

Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Seiji Kihara told a regular news conference that the government was coordinating moves to "provide necessary support promptly" as well as assessing the situation to grasp local needs.

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Reporting by Ju-min Park, Kantaro Komiya; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman

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