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President Xi Jinping Sends Condolence Message to President Joko Widodo

0n 30 September 2018, President Xi Jinping sent a condolence message to President Joko Widodo following the devastating earthquake and subsequent tsunami that struck the Central Sulawesi Province of Indonesia.

As remarked by President Xi Jinping in his message, “I am shocked to learn of the strong earthquake and tsunami that struck the Province of Central Sulawesi and saddened by the heavy loss of lives and devastation.” On behalf of the Chinese Government and its people as well as in his own name, President Xi Jinping extended deep condolences and sincere sympathy to President Joko Widodo and through him to the victims as well as the bereaved families and the injured.

Indonesia is a friendly neighbor of China. As emphasized by President Xi Jinping, the Chinese side empathizes with the suffering of the Indonesian people in this disaster and stands ready to provide disaster relief assistance according to the need of the Indonesian side. President Xi Jinping believes that under the strong leadership of President Joko Widodo and the Indonesian government, the Indonesian people will surely overcome this disaster and soon rebuild their homes.

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