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President Barroso sends a message to the Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao on the earthquake with great concern
2008-05-15 00:00

On the evening of 12 May 2008, President José Manuel Barroso sent a message to the prime minister of China, Wen Jiabao to inform him that he is "following the news on the earthquake with great concern". President Barroso "expressed his sympathy to the victims and the solidarity of the European people". China has accepted the offer of humanitarian aid by the European Union for the earthquake that has hit the Sichuan province. The Commission is now examining what kind of assistance is needed

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