The International Community Continues Extending Condolence to the Chinese Side over the Earthquake Disaster of Yushu, Qinghai (II)
2010/04/16

On April 15 and 16, a number of foreign leaders sent letters and telegraphs to President Hu Jintao, Chairman Wu Bangguo and Premier Wen Jiabao or through other forms to express condolences to the Chinese government and people over the earthquake disaster hitting Yushu, Qinghai.

Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), and DPRK Premier Kim Yong Il extended their deepest condolences to the Chinese government and people as well as the families of the earthquake victims and hoped that the people affected by the quake will overcome the disaster and return life to normalcy soon.

Nepali President Ram Baran Yadav and Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal offered their sincere condolences to the families of the victims, and hoped the Chinese government will accomplish the quake relief and reconstruction work.

Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina lamented over the victims and expressed condolences to their families, expressing staunch support to the Chinese people's fight against the disaster.

Laos' President Choummaly Sayasone and Prime Minister Bouasone Bouphavanh extended their sincere condolences to the Communist Party of China, the Chinese government and people. They said they believed the people affected by the quake will tide over the difficulties and the affected areas will restore to normalcy soon.

Mongolian President Elbegdorj Tsakhia expressed on behalf of the people of his country deep condolences to the Chinese people.

Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni extended the deepest sympathy to the Chinese people, especially the families of the victims, and expressed his sincere wish that the reconstruction of the affected areas will prove successful.

Ukraine's President Viktor Yanukovych and Prime Minister Mykola Azarov expressed condolences to the quake victims and extended the deepest sympathies to the families of the victims and all the Chinese people.

Tajikistan's President Imomali Rakhmon expressed profound sympathies to the families of the victims and the injured.

Turkmenistan's President Gurbanguli Berdymukhamedov extended his sincere condolences to the people in the quake-stricken areas and expressed sympathies and support to the families of the injured.

German President Horst Koehler sent his sympathies to the families of the victims.

Italian Senate Speaker Renato Schifani also expressed deep condolences and sympathies.

Hungarian President Laszlo Solyom extended profound condolences to the victims and sympathies to the families of the victims and the injured.

Czech President Vaclav Klaus sent his sincere condolences and deep sympathies to the people in the quake-hit areas.

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev extended condolences to the quake victims and sincere regards to the Chinese people. He said he wished those injured a quick recovery.

Slovakian President Ivan Gasparovic expressed condolences to the victims and his sincere sympathies to those affected by the disaster.

Albanian parliament Speaker Jozefina Topalli sent messages of condolences to the families of the victims and hoped the people in the quake-hit areas will step out of the shadow of the earthquake before long.

Nebojsa Radmanovic, member of the Bosnia-Herzegovina's presidency, Bosnian Prime Minister Nikola Spiric and Republika Srpska President Rajko Kuzmanovic extended profound sympathies to the families of the victims and wished the injured a quick recovery.

South African President Jacob Zuma sent his deep condolences over the victims of the tragedy and heartfelt sympathies to the Chinese government and people.

Morocco's King Mohammed VI extended the most sincere sympathies to the families of the victims and the Chinese people, wishing the injured a quick recovery.

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf extended condolences to China and expressed profound sympathies to the families of the victims.

Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz extended deep condolences and sympathies to the Chinese government and people, and to the families of the victims.

Comoros' President Ahmed Abdallah Mohamed Sambi said he was deeply saddened by the heavy casualties caused by the earthquake. He extended profound condolences to the families of the victims, adding that he believes people affected by the quake will tide over the difficulties under the leadership of the Chinese government.

Costa Rica's President Oscar Arias expressed sympathies to the Chinese people and lamented over the victims.

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez extended profound condolences to the victims of the quake. He also expressed willingness to assist China in the relief work.

Vanuatu Prime Minister Edward Natapei also sent condolences to China.

Meanwhile, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Nepal Sujata Koirala, Jordan's Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, Comorian Foreign Minister Ahmed Ben Said Jaffar, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Kostiantyn Hryschenko, Foreign Minister of Bosnia and Herzegovina Sven Alkalaj, Montenegrin Foreign Minister Milan Rocen, San Marino's Secretary of State for Foreign and Political Affairs, Telecommunications and Transport Antonella Mularoni and Portuguese Minister of State and Foreign Minister Luis Amado sent messages of condolences to Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi. Britain, Thailand, Georgia, United Arab Emirates, Malawi, Grenada and Bolivia also extended their condolences to China via different ways.

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