South Korean president offers condolences over Sunda Straits tsunami disaster

Semarang, C Java (ANTARA News) - South Korean President Moon Jae-in has written to Indonesian President Joko Widodo to extend condolences over the tsunami that engulfed the Sunda Strait last Saturday night.

"I express my deep concern over the tsunami in Sunda Strait that claimed many lives on Dec 22," Moon stated in a letter, a copy of which was made available by the South Korean Embassy in Jakarta to ANTARAa on Monday.

On behalf of the South Korean nation and government, President Moon expressed deep sorrow to the Indonesian people, particularly the relatives of those who fell victim to the disaster.

"May the Indonesian people soon handle the current situation and come out of this grief under the leadership of President Joko Widodo," he stated.

Earlier, Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono had also offered condolences and expressed sympathy through Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi over the tsunami.

"We express condolences to the government and all people of Indonesia for the tsunami disaster that caused loss of life and damage in Sunda Strait on December 22, 2018," Minister Kono remarked in a statement from the Japanese Embassy in Jakarta here on Monday.

In addition, Malaysias Deputy Prime Minister Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, through her Twitter account, extended her condolences to the victims of the deadly tsunami that struck Indonesias Sunda Strait.

Calling on the president through @jokowis Twitter account, Ismail conveyed Malaysias readiness to assist post-disaster recovery efforts.

Source: ANTARA News

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