HA NOI — President Truong Tan Sang has extended his sympathy to Italian President Giorgio Napolitano over the loss of lives and property caused by a recent earthquake.
In his message yesterday, he also conveyed his deepest condolences to the Italian people and families of the victims.
President Sang expressed his belief that Italy and the Italian people would overcome their difficulties quickly and return to their normal lives.
The 5.8 magnitude earthquake shook the Emilia Romagna region in northern Italy on Tuesday, claiming at least 16 lives. — VNS