International Community Offers More Condolences over the Earthquake Disaster in Sichuan (XVII)
More countries have, by various means, offered their condolences over the devastating earthquake in Sichuan.
Among the leaders who sent messages to Chinese President Hu Jintao are Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, Sri Lanka's President Mahinda Rajapaksa, Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, Saudi Arabian King Abdullah Bin Abdul-Aziz and Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz, Botswana's President Ian Khama, President of Togo Faure Essozimna Gnassingbé, Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki, Malawian President Bingu wa Mutharika, Mali President Amadou Touré, Namibian President Hifikepunye Pohamba, Montenegro's president Filip Vujanovic, Maltese President Edward Fenech-Adami, Dominican President Nicholas Liverpool, President Runaldo Venetiaan of the Republic of Suriname, Bahrain's Crown Prince Shaikh Salman bin Hamad Al-Khalifa and Margaret Chan, the Director-General of WHO.
Among those who sent messages to Chairman Wu Bangguo of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC) of China are Adakhan Madumarov, speaker of the Kyrgyzstan's parliament, Speaker of the Egyptian People's Assembly Ahmed Fathy Sorour, Lebanese Parliament Speaker Nabih Barri, President of the Senate of Rwanda Vincent Biruta and the Speaker of the country's Chamber of Deputies Alfred Mukezamfura, Nicolae Vacaroiu, president of the Romanian Senate, President of the Argentine Senate Julio César Cleto Cobos, President Ricardo Alarcon de Quesada of the National Assembly (ANPP) of Cuba and Secretary General of the Asian Parliament Assembly (APA) Mohammad-Hadi Nejad-Hosseinian.
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, Montenegro's Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic and New Zealand's Prime Minister Helen Clark sent messages of condolences to Premier Wen Jiabao.
Nicolae Vacaroiu, president of the Romanian Senate, sent a message to Chairman Jia Qinglin of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC).
Among those who sent messages of condolences to Vice President Xi Jinping are Indonesian Vice President Muhammad Jusuf Kalla and Argentine Vice President Julio Cobos.
Besides, Afghan Foreign Minister Rangeen Dadfar Spanta, Indonesian Foreign Minister Noer Hasan Wirajuda, Lebanon's Foreign Minister Fawzi Salloukh, Léopold Messan Gnininvi, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Togo, the Foreign Ministry of Andorra, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Jacques Rogge, the Tonga Olympic Committee, the Malta Olympic Committee, the Slovak Olympic Committee, the Technical Secretariat of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), European Commissioner for Development and Humanitarian Aid Louis Michel, International Sea Bed Authority, Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat and African Union Commission also expressed condolences to the Chinese side.