The European Union (EU) on Wednesday issued a joint statement sending condolences to Việt Nam over losses caused by recent Typhoon Damrey.— VNA/VNS Photo Thanh Thủy
BRUSSELS — The European Union (EU) on Wednesday issued a joint statement sending condolences to Việt Nam over losses caused by recent Typhoon Damrey.
“The typhoon that has struck Việt Nam over the past days has taken many lives and caused considerable damage, adding to the toll of a number of storms in the past weeks. On behalf of the European Union, we express our heartfelt condolences to the victims, their families and loved ones, and to all those affected,” said the joint statement by the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini and Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides.
The statement also added that the EU is in touch with Vietnamese authorities and ready to help Việt Nam address consequences caused by the storm.
The bloc’s 24/7 Emergency Response Coordination Centre is monitoring developments and will send a team in the coming days to assess the damage and explore any assistance requested by the Vietnamese authorities.
Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday sent a letter of condolence to Party General Secretary Nguyễn Phú Trọng and President Trần Đại Quang over the devastating damage caused to Việt Nam by Typhoon Damrey.
Xi said in the letter that China is ready to support Việt Nam in the search and rescue efforts post-disaster.
Chinese Minister of Foreign Affairs Wang Yi also sent condolences to his Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Phạm Bình Minh.
Lao President Bounnhang Vorachith in a letter to President Quang expressed his sadness and concern on learning that Typhoon Damrey has caused tremendous damage to the Vietnamese people and their property. — VNS