SAUDI ARABIA

King, Crown Prince offer condolences to Chinese president over deadly floods

July 23, 2021

Saudi Gazette report

RIYADH — Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman has sent a cable to Chinese President Xi Jinping, offering his condolences and sympathy for the victims of the floods that have swept through the Henan province.

In his cable, King Salman said: “We have learned of the news of the floods that have swept through your country’s central province of Henan, leaving dozens dead and many more missing. We share your pain caused by the devastation and we send to you, the families of the deceased and your people, our deepest condolences and sincere sympathy, praying for the safety of the missing.”

Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman also sent a similar cable of condolence to the Chinese president for the victims of the devastating floods that have swept through the central province of China.

The death toll has risen to 56 on Friday, with five people still missing, after days of torrential rain swamped the central province, according to state media.

Rescue professionals from neighboring provinces have been called in, along with specialized vehicles to drain waterlogged streets, intersections and underground road tunnels.

On Thursday, the Saudi foreign ministry in a statement expressed the Kingdom's solidarity with China and extended sincere condolences and sympathy to the families of the deceased and the Chinese government and people, wishing for the survival of the missing and a speedy recovery for the injured.


July 23, 2021
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