NA Chairman condoles with Turkey, Syria over quake damage

Chairman of the Vietnamese National Assembly Vuong Dinh Hue has sent letters expressing his deepest sympathy to Speaker of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey Mustafa Sentop, Speaker of the People's Council of Syria Hammouda Youssef Sabbagh, legislatures and people of the two countries over serious damage caused by the recent devastating earthquake there.
Rescue activities are underway in Turkey (Photo: Reuters)
Rescue activities are underway in Turkey (Photo: Reuters)

In his letters sent on February 8, Chairman Hue expressed his belief that the Turkish and Syrian States and people will overcome this difficult and challenging period soon, and stabilise their socio-economic lives.

He affirmed that Vietnam is ready to join hands with the international community to help Syria and Turkey overcome consequences in its ability.

The death toll from the disaster in the two countries surpassed 11,200 the same day, CNN has reported.

As one of the world's most active earthquake zones, Turkey experienced several strong earthquakes in the past, including the one with a magnitude of 7.4 in 1999 that was the most severe in decades, resulting in over 17,000 fatalities. The most recent 7-magnitude earthquake occurred in October 2022 in Aegean, causing 114 deaths and over 1,000 injured.