Party Secretary General and President Thongloun Sisoulith today sent a sympathy message to his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping over the loss in recent plane crash in Guangzhou, China.
The message read: It is with great sadness that I have learned of that on the afternoon of the 21st March, 2022, the China Eastern Airlines passenger flight MU5735 en route from Kunming of Yunnan to Quangzhou, Quangdong province crashed in Wuzhou, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, bringing a great tragedy and great loss to lives and property of the passengers and fraternal Chinese people.
On behalf of Party Central Committee and people of the Lao PDR, and on my own behalf, I would like to express my deepest sympathy and share with comrade and the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, the government and through comrade with the families of the victims of the incident my sadness.
I believe that, comrade and other Party and government leaders of China and the families of the victims will be able to overcome this moment of sadness caused by the incident and restore the soul of the bereaved families.
In separate messages, Prime Minister Phankham Viphavanh and Minister of Foreign Affairs Saleumxay Kommasith expressed sympathies to Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi over the plane crash.
Source: Lao News Agency