Sympathies from foreign leaders

Monday, 2020-10-19 22:14:18
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Historic floods have wreaked havoc in Vietnam’s central provinces over the last week. (Photo: NDO/Huong Giang)
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NDO/VNA – Foreign leaders on October 19 sent their sympathies to their Vietnamese counterparts over the losses caused by the recent storms to localities in central Vietnam.

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In their sympathies to Party General Secretary and State President Nguyen Phu Trong and Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Lao Party General Secretary and State President Bounnhang Vorachith and Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith expressed their belief that under the clear-sighted leadership of the Vietnamese Party, State and Government, the fraternal Vietnamese people will overcome the current difficulties and bring their life back to normal soon.

They also affirmed that the Lao Party, State, Government and people always stand by the side of their Vietnamese counterparts in this time of difficulties and always uphold the tradition of the great friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation between the two countries.

The same day, Lao Foreign Minister Saleumxay Kommasith also cabled his sympathies to Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh.

Meanwhile, Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha sent his message of condolences to Prime Minister Phuc, and Thai Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai did the same with his Vietnamese counterpart Pham Binh Minh.

In their messages, the Thai leaders expressed their trust that the Vietnamese Government and people will soon overcome the challenge.

The US diplomatic mission in Vietnam on October 19 sent deep condolences to the Vietnamese Government and people over the great losses at Economic-Defence Army 337 of Military Region 4 in the central province of Quang Tri.

The condolences were also offered over the deaths of soldiers and officers who sacrificed their lives doing rescue work in the central province of Thua Thien Hue, and dozens of others killed by floods and landslides in the central region of Vietnam.

In the message, the mission expressed its readiness to help Vietnam overcome the aftermath of the tragic floods, and its deep sympathies to all those affected by the natural disaster.