Prolonged heavy rains causing great damage to people and property in some areas of Japan (Photo: AP)

In the statement, the FMs said ASEAN extends its deepest sympathies and condolences to the Government and people of Japan for the tragic loss of lives and extensive damage caused by recent floods and landslides in central and southern Japan.

ASEAN affirms its solidarity with the Government and people of Japan in this trying time and stands ready to extend its assistance to the relief efforts. ASEAN is confident that Japan will overcome and recover swiftly from the impact of this natural disaster.

Source: VNA