Laos Sends Message of Condolence to Indonesia

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Prime Minister Phankham Viphavanh

Prime Minister Phankham Viphavanh has sent a message of condolence to Indonesian President Joko Widodo after an earthquake hit Indonesia’s main island of Java on Monday claiming hundreds of lives.

The message read, “It is with great sadness that I have received the news about the earthquake in West Java that caused a great loss of life and property to the Indonesian people living in the area.

On behalf of the people of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic and on my own behalf, I would like to express my sincere condolences to you, your government, and the Indonesian people, especially those affected by the disaster.

I believe that under the leadership and close attention of the government and the people of Indonesia will be able to overcome the difficulties caused by this disaster and restore the affected areas to normal conditions as soon as possible. We want to stand by the Republic of Indonesia and the Indonesian people in this difficult time. With respect and utmost regard.”

The recent earthquake in Indonesia has claimed the lives of 268 people, 1,083 people were injured and 151 people are still missing despite ongoing rescue operations.