New Zealand Embassy Manila, The Philippines
NZ Prime Minister expresses sympathy for Bohol Earthquake
New Zealand Prime Minister John Key has written to President Aquino to express the condolences and heartfelt sympathies of the people of New Zealand for those people affected by the earthquake that struck the Central Visayas region on Tuesday.
“We were saddened to hear of the loss of lives and damage caused by the earthquake on Tuesday,” said New Zealand Ambassador Reuben Levermore.
“New Zealanders can well relate to this very traumatic experience, having themselves suffered major earthquakes in recent times. The Prime Minister conveyed to the President the thoughts and best wishes of all New Zealanders to the people of the affected areas at this time of great difficulty”.
The New Zealand Embassy is monitoring the situation as more information comes to hand about the extent of damage caused.