International Community Offers More Condolences, Aid for China Earthquake (XXIII)
More countries and international organizations have, by various means, offered their condolences and aid in the wake of the deadly earthquake in southwestern China.
Vanuatu's President Kalkot Mataskelekele and Chairwoman of the U.S. Senate's Rules and Administration Committee Dianne Feinstein sent messages to Chinese President Hu Jintao to express their condolences. Jamaican Governor General Kenneth Hall also offered condolences to China.
Among the leaders who sent messages to Chairman Wu Bangguo of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC) are:
Speaker of the Zambian National Assembly Amusaa K. Mwanamwambwa;
Speaker of Nepal's interim legislature Subash Nemwang;
President of Romania's Chamber of Deputies Bogdan Olteanu;
President of the Brazilian Chamber of Deputies Arlindo Chinaglia;
Speaker of Ethiopia's House of Federation Degefi Bula and Speaker of the National Assembly of Guinea Bissau Francisco Benante also offered condolences to China.
Lebanese Prime Minister Fouad Seniora sent a message to Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao to express condolences.
Philippine Vice President Noli de Castro sent a message of condolence to Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping.
Danish Foreign Minister Per Stig Moeller sent a message of condolence to Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi.
The U.S. House of Representatives, the Pakistani Senate, the Philippine House of Representatives, Ghana's parliament and the Costa Rican Legislative Assembly adopted resolutions to offer condolences to China.
The Nigerian government donated 2 million U.S. dollars to China. The Nigerian state of Ogun donated 2 million naira (17,000 U.S. dollars).
The Pakistani government has pledged to provide an additional 10,000 tents for the quake-affected areas, with a total of 22,260 tents donated.
The Indonesian government provided 489,000 U.S. dollars worth of relief materials to China.
The Omani government has pledged to provide 1 million dollars in aid to China.
The Red Crescent Societies of the United Arab Emirates have pledged to provide 2.2 million yuan (319,000 U.S. dollars) worth of relief materials to China.
The Syrian government has pledged to provide 500 tents to China.
The Kazakh government has pledged to send tents, food and other relief materials to China.
The government of the Republic of Montenegro has provided 200,000 euros (313,540 dollars) worth of relief materials to China.
The Red Cross of Albania has pledged to provide 10,000 dollars in aid to the Red Cross of China.
The Portuguese government has pledged to provide tents and other relief materials to China.
The Australian state of Queensland and the city of Brisbane have provided 600,000 Australian dollars (572,160 U.S. dollars) to China.
The Red Cross of Canada has pledged to provide 1,000 tents to the quake affected area.
Diplomats from some Asian countries to China have donated 92,739 yuan (13,358 U.S. dollars) and clothes to the affected area.
Many foreign missions to China also made donations to China's quake-affected area.