Roundup: International condolences pour in after Chinas Yushu strong quake
Foreign governments and international organizations continued to extend condolences after a 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck Yushu County of northwest China's Qinghai Province two days ago, willing to offer assistance to the affected area.
In a phone conversation with the Chinese Ambassador to Spain Zhu Bangzao, Spanish Deputy Prime Minister Maria Teresa Fernandez de la Vega expressed on behalf of the Spanish government its sincere condolences to the Chinese government and its people, saying the Spanish people take the Chinese people as their friends while their thoughts are with the Chinese people in the face of the disaster.
"The earthquake hit China's Qinghai Province on April 14 has led to large number of casualties and masses of loss," said the Georgian Foreign Ministry in its Thursday statement, adding that "its people and government send heartfelt sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims of the quake."
Muratbek Imanaliev, secretary-general of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), said in a statement Thursday he was astonished to know about the great losses caused by the disastrous earthquake and conveyed his sincere condolences to the victims and the people affected by the quake, adding that the peoples of the SCO member states would be with the Chinese people in this moment of difficulties.