China offers to help in disaster relief efforts

Deputy Chief of Mission of the Chinese Embassy, Yao Ming, has extended a helping hand to the Government of PNG to assist in disaster relief efforts.

The Deputy Chief of Mission shared on behalf of the Republic of China their sympathies towards the victims of the earthquake that struck on Monday.

He made the statement today in Port Moresby, saying: “I would like to express my Ambassador and my embassy’s sincere condolences to the earthquake hit victims over the past days.

“We were saddened to hear about this unfortunate event.

“But we also firmly believe that PNG people are resilient and can prevail over the hardships.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.”

(A partly collapsed building in Tari, Hela Province)

Cedric Patjole