Int'l Community Conveys Condolences to China over Qinghai Quake
    2010-04-19 23:09:59     Xinhua      Web Editor: Jiang Aitao

In the past two days, more foreign leaders and heads of international and regional organizations have sent their condolences to Chinese leaders over a powerful earthquake that hit northwest China's Qinghai Province on Wednesday.

The 7.1-magnitude quake struck the Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of Yushu on Wednesday, leaving at least 1,944 people dead and 12,135 others injured.

Oman's Sultan Qabus Bin Said expressed his sincere condolences to the people affected in the earthquake and the families of the victims.

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II expressed deep condolences to the victims and sympathy to the families of the victims and the people whose lives were affected by the earthquake.

Spanish King Juan Carlos I, on behalf of the Spanish government and people, conveyed sincere condolences to the Chinese side.

Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf and Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt expressed deep grief on the casualties in the quake and extended their condolences to the families of the victims.

French Prime Minister Francois Fillon sent condolences to the Chinese people.

Portuguese Prime Minister Jose Socrates conveyed condolences to the victims and the Chinese people.

Zambian President Rupiah Banda felt deep sorrow over the huge casualties of the earthquake, saying that the Zambian people felt the same pain and wishing the relief work a success.

Djibouti's President Ismail Omar Guelleh expressed deep sorrow over the victims and condolences to the families of the victims and the Chinese people.

Malian President Amadou Toumany Toure conveyed the deepest sympathy and condolences to the Chinese people and the families of the victims, wishing the injured soon recovery.

Fouad Mebazaa, speaker of Tunisia's chamber of deputies, expressed the deepest sorrow to the quake victims and the sincere sympathy to the families of the victims and the Chinese people.

Vanuatu's President Iolu Johnson Abbil felt great sorrow on Qinghai's earthquake and expressed his sincere regards to the families of the victims and deep sympathy to the Chinese people, saying his country supports the Chinese government and people in the rebuilding their homes soon.

Fiji's Prime Minister Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama said he was shocked to hear of the casualties and damage of the earthquake, expressing the deepest sympathy to the Chinese government and people and condolences to the families of the victims.

Samoa's Prime Minister Sailele Malielegaoi Tulia'Epa expressed his sorrow over the huge casualties of the earthquake, wishing the relief action a soon victory and saying the Samoan people are on the side of the Chinese people.

United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark expressed the most sincere condolences to the victims, their families and the Chinese people.

Clark commended the timely relief measures taken by the Chinese government in the wake of the deadly earthquake, and expressed confidence in the extraordinary leadership and capability that the Chinese government has demonstrated in responding to the earthquake.

The United Nations Human Settlements Program (UN-HABITAT) conveyed its condolences to the quake victims and wished the injured a quick recovery.

Secretariat of the Caribbean Community sent condolences to the Chinese government and people, and expressed support to the reconstruction process of the quake-hit area.

Bangladeshi Foreign Minister Dipu Moni and British Foreign Secretary David Miliband have also sent condolence messages to their Chinese counterpart Yang Jiechi.

Some other countries including Norway also expressed their condolences to China.


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