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More Countries Offer Condolences over Deadly Earthquake in China (III)
2008-05-13 00:00

On May 13, 2008, more foreign governments and leaders sent messages to Chinese President Hu Jintao and Premier Wen Jiabao, or issued statements, to express their deep condolences over the massive earthquake in southwestern China.

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev expressed his solace to the relatives of those killed in the quake and wished a speedy recovery of the injured. Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin also offered sincere condolences to the victims, saying that Russia is ready to provide necessary assistance to the relief efforts in China.

Romanian President Traian Basescu extended profound condolences to those killed in the earthquake and expressed sincere sympathy to the victims' families and those injured, expressing belief that the Chinese government is capable of leading the people to overcome difficulties and rebuild homeland at an early date. Romania is ready to do its utmost to offer necessary assistance to China in the current hard time.

Lao President Choummaly Sayasone and Prime Minister Bouasone Bouphavanh sent a jointly-signed letter of sympathy to the Chinese government, expressing their belief that the Chinese people, under the leadership of the Communist Party of China and the Chinese government, will surely get over the losses caused by the earthquake and restore their normal life at an early date.

ROK President Lee Myung-bak sent deep condolences to the quake victims and offered solace to the injured and the relatives of the victims, hoping that the rescue and relief efforts would carry on smoothly.

Jamaican Prime Minister Bruce Golding sent his most sincere solace to the Chinese government and people, and expressed deep regret over the heavy casualties left by the tremor. He offered support for the relief efforts in the aftermath of the quake and offered his well wishes to the Chinese people.

Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda Baldwin Spencer also expressed his solace and sympathy with the Chinese government and people. He expressed the belief that with unity, indomitable spirit and a strong will, the Chinese government and people are surely able to restore to normal the life in the disaster-stricken area in the shortest period of time.

On the same day, Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni, Mexican Foreign Ministry and Deputy Foreign Minister Maria de Lourdes Aranda Bezaury, Romanian Foreign Ministry and Secretary of State Anton Niculescu also extended condolences to the Chinese side.

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