Chinese, Lao leaders extend sympathies to VN over typhoon losses
09:32 | 10/11/2017

VGP – China’s Party General Secretary and President Xi Jinping, Lao President Bounnhang Vorachith have sent messages of sympathies to Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and President Tran Dai Quang over losses caused by typhoon Damrey.

The Chinese leader said he believes that under the leadership of the Party and State of Viet Nam, storm-affected people would soon recover from the natural disaster consequences and resume their normal life and production.

He highlighted the friendly neighbourliness between Viet Nam and China and mutual support between their people, saying that China is willing to assist search and rescue operations in Viet Nam. 

In his message, Lao President Bounnhang Vorachith said he was sad and worried when hearing that typhoon Damrey has caused huge human and property damage for Vietnamese people, especially those in Da Nang city and Quang Tri, Thua Thien – Hue, Quang Ngai, Quang Nam, Binh Dinh, Phu Yen, Khanh Hoa and Binh Thuan provinces in the central region. 

On this occasion, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi also cabled a message of sympathies to Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh. 

Typhoon Damrey, the 12th storm in the East Sea this year, hit Viet Nam’s south central coast on November 4. 

Following downpours and floods had claimed 89 lives and left 18 missing and 174 others injured in central and Central Highlands localities as of November 7 night, according to the National Committee for Search and Rescue.

                                                                                                            By Vien Nhu

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