World continues to send condolences to China over quake

09:23, April 23, 2010      

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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.

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