World Continues to Send Condolences to China over Quake
    2010-04-22 22:38:26     Xinhua      Web Editor: Zhang Jin
 
Foreign leaders and heads of international and regional organizations continued to send condolences to China on Wednesday and Thursday over the strong earthquake that hit Yushu County in northwest China's Qinghai Province on April 14.

King of Thailand Bhumibol Adulyadej, Princess Sirindhorn, Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva conveyed deep condolences to the victims, their families and the Chinese people, and wished that the injured recover soon.

King of Saudi Arabia Abdullah Bin Abdul-Aziz, Crown Prince and Vice Prime Minister Sultan Bin Abdul-Aaziz sent their sincere condolences to the Chinese people.

Israeli President Shimon Peres expressed sincere condolences and sympathy to the Chinese people, especially to the families of the victims. He said he believed China would overcome the disaster soon.

Turkish President Abdullah Gul expressed deep sorrow over the huge casualties in the quake. He also offered condolences to the families of the victims and wished the injured a quick recovery. Gul said that the Turkish people would like to share the sorrow of the Chinese people.

Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed expressed great sorrow over the huge casualties in the earthquake, and conveyed deep sympathy to the people affected by the quake. He also sent his sincerest condolences to the families of the victims.

Singapore's Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong sent condolences to the Chinese people.

Marzuki Alie, speaker of the House of Representatives of Indonesia, expressed condolences to the victims and the Chinese people.

Ethiopian President Girma Wolde Giorgis expressed great sorrow over the huge casualties in the earthquake and sent deep sympathy and condolences to the Chinese people and the families of the victims. He said he firmly believes that the Chinese people would overcome the disaster under the leadership of their government.

Tanzania President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete sent condolences to the victims and sympathy to the families affected by the quake.

Tunisian President Zine Al-Abidine Ben Ali expressed sincere condolences and deep sympathy to the Chinese people.

Jose Maria Pereira Neves, the prime minister of Cape Verde, and the president of the country's National Assembly, Aristides Raimundo Lima, conveyed deep condolences to the victims, their families and the Chinese people.

Pakalitha Mosisili, prime minister of Lesotho, sent his deepest condolences to the victims of the earthquake and wished the injured a quick recovery.

Guinea Parliament Speaker Bissau Raimundo Peireira expressed sincerest condolences to the families of the victims.

Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk and Vice Prime Minister Waldemar Pawlak conveyed their deepest sympathy and sincerest condolences to the families of the victims. They said that the Polish and Chinese people were sticking together at the moment.

Juan Somavia, director general of the International Labor Organization,sent condolences to the victims and sympathy to the people affected by the earthquake.

Edouard Dayan, the director general of Universal Postal Union's International Bureau, expressed sympathy to the Chinese people.

Thai Foreign Minister Kasit Piromya, Secretary of Foreign Affairs of the Philippines Alberto Romulo, and Malta's Minister of Foreign Affairs Tonio Borg sent messages of condolence to their Chinese counterpart Yang Jiechi.
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