Countries offer condolences, aid for China's quake

Updated: 2008-05-23 19:54

BEIJING  -- More countries and international organizations have, by various means, offered their condolences and aid for the deadly earthquake that jolted southwestern China.

Malian President Amadou Toumany Toure went to the Chinese embassy in Mali Thursday to pay tribute to victims of the earthquake that struck China's southwestern Sichun province on May 12.

Toure expressed in the condolence book his deep sorrow over the huge loss of lives and property during the earthquake, expressed the deepest sympathy to the brave Chinese people and the Chinese government on behalf of the Malian people and government.

Mali also offered 25 million FCFA (about 60,000 US dollars) in aid to quake-hit regions in China.

Nigerien Prime Minister Seini Oumarou went to the Chinese embassy and expressed deep condolences to the Chinese government and people as well as bereaved families in the name of the Nigerien government and people.

Danish Foreign Minister Per Stig Moeller visited the Chinese embassy to mourn the victims of the quake.

He said Denmark can feel the pain that the Chinese people suffer from the earthquake, and Denmark is prepared to contribute to the quake-hit areas at any moment when China needs it.

The Central Committee of Mozambique's ruling Frelimo Party, Mozambican government officials as well as overseas Chinese in Mozambique went to the Chinese embassy from Monday to Wednesday to pay tribute to the dead.

They spoke highly of the quick response of the Communist Party of China and the leaders of the Chinese government to take rescue measures and believed that the Chinese people would surmount the disaster, resume life and rebuild homes.

Nearly 100 overseas Chinese in Ecuador visited the Chinese Consulate General in Guayaquil, Ecuador from Monday to Wednesday to mourn earthquake victims.

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