Message of sympathy extended to China over earthquake losses

WVR/VNA - On December 19, General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee Nguyen Phu Trong and President Vo Van Thuong sent messages of sympathy to General Secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and President of China Xi Jinping over serious human and economic losses caused by an earthquake a day earlier.
Top leaders extend sympathy to China over earthquake-caused losses
Rescue operations underway in Qinghai province of China following the earthquake. (Photo: Xinhua/VNA)

The same day, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh extended his sympathy to Chinese Premier Li Qiang, and National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue sent a message of sympathy to Zhao Leji, Chairman of the National People's Congress (NPC) Standing Committee.

Minister of Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh Son also offered his sympathy to his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi.

On December 18 night, the 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck China's northwestern Gansu province, killing at least 127 people and injuring hundreds, Reuters reported.

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(Source: WVR/VNA)