Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela
Ministry of People’s Power for Foreign Affairs
The President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro Moros, on behalf of the Venezuelan People and Government, expresses his solidarity and fraternity with the sibling People and Government of the People’s Republic of China during this period of mourning given the tragic earthquake on August 3 that affected Yunnan Province in the country’s southwest.
In this hour of suffering, the Venezuelan Government and People express their most sincere condolences and consternation for the loss of human life and damages caused by the earthquake that had a 6.5 magnitude on the Richter scale.
The Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela reiterates, during this difficult time, the strong relations of siblinghood and mutual respect that unite it with the Government of China, and expresses sentiments of support and consideration to their sibling people, particularly to the families of the hundreds of people killed and injured as a result of this tragedy.
MPPRE / Press – Venezuelan Embassy in the US / August 05, 2014.