Singapore leaders send condolences on landslide disaster to China

Chinese rescuers searching for survivors at a landslide area in the village of Xinmo in Maoxian county, China's Sichuan province on June 25, 2017.
Chinese rescuers searching for survivors at a landslide area in the village of Xinmo in Maoxian county, China's Sichuan province on June 25, 2017.PHOTO: AFP

President Tony Tan Keng Yam and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong have written to China's President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang respectively to convey their condolences on the landslide disaster in south-western China last weekend, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Monday (June 26). 

At least 10 people were killed in the mishap at Xinmo Village in Sichuan province’s Mao County, and more than 90 remain missing
 
The letters are reproduced below:
 

Letter from President Tony Tan Keng Yam to President Xi Jinping of the People’s Republic of China
 
 
26 June 2017
 
  
Your Excellency,
                    
On behalf of the people of Singapore, I offer my deepest condolences to the bereaved families and those affected by the severe landslide at Xinmo Village in Sichuan Province’s Mao County on 24 June 2017.  I wish those injured a speedy recovery. 
 
 
Our thoughts and prayers are with China and its people during this difficult time.
 
 
Yours sincerely,
 
 
 
TONY TAN KENG YAM
 
Letter from Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong to Premier Li Keqiang of the People’s Republic of China
 
 
26 June 2017
 
 
Dear Premier Li,
 
I am deeply saddened to learn of the devastation caused by the massive landslide at Xinmo Village in Sichuan Province’s Mao County on 24 June 2017, which has resulted in the loss of many lives.  On behalf of the Government of Singapore, I offer my deepest condolences and sympathies to the victims and their loved ones.  

I am confident that under the leadership of President Xi Jinping and yourself, the Chinese government authorities are doing their best in the search and rescue efforts, and those affected will be able to recover from this disaster.

 
Our thoughts are with your people during this difficult time.
 
 
Yours sincerely,
 
 
 
LEE HSIEN LOONG