In a letter to his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe, MrHou expressed his heartfelt condolences to the Japanese people that lost loved ones as a result of this tragic event.
“On behalf of the Government, and the people of Solomon Islands I wish to express my heartfelt condolences to you and the people of Japan especially to families that have lost loved ones as a result of the flooding in your country,” Prime Minister Housaid in his letter.
He said as a nation affected by climate change Solomon Islands is fully aware of the vulnerabilities associated with unseasonal weather.
“Our thoughts and prayers go out to those affected by the flooding.We wish every success for the ongoing efforts to rescue the victims.
“I am confident that the people of Japan have the resilience, determination, and the drive to recover and rebuild their lives from these tragic events.”
Torrential rains unleashed floods and landslides in western Japan last week, their worst flooding in 36 years.
The landslides and flooding have killed at least 155 people, with more than 60 still missing.
Almost 2 million Japanese people have been advised to evacuate their homes.