Press release

Seychelles Extends Sympathies China Following Earthquake

July 22, 2013

President James Michel has sent a message expressing his sincere condolences to President Xi Jinping of the People’s Republic of China following a devastating earthquake that hit the city of Dingxi early this morning.

The President extended the solidarity of the Government and People of Seychelles following the sudden event that resulted in the tragic loss of life and left countless injured:

“Seychelles continues to stand in solidarity with the Government of the People’s Republic of China, the Chinese people, and the affected families. Our thoughts and prayers are with those who have lost their cherished ones, and we hope they find the strength and courage to cope during this time of mourning. We also pray for the swift recovery of those injured.

“We are assured that as always highlighted during such trying times, the strong resolve of the Chinese people will see the steady recovery of the affected areas.”