Libya Flood Victims Receive Condolences from VUFO Representative with Wreath Laying

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Nguyen Ngoc Hung - Vice President of the Viet Nam Union of Friendship Organizations (VUFO) led a delegation to the Libyan Embassy in Hanoi on September 19 to commemorate those affected by the recent flood disaster in Libya. The group offered their condolences by laying a wreath and signing the condolence record.

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VUFO Representative Lays Wreaths, Records condolences for Flood Victims in Libya
Vice President of the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organizations Nguyen Ngoc Hung wrote a condolence record to commemorate the flood victims in Libya (Photo: Thanh Luan).

VUFO Vice President Nguyen Ngoc Hung expressed his sympathy and condolences as a devastating flood swept through northeastern Libya, particularly Derna city, claiming the lives of over 11,000 people and leaving thousands missing and injured.

“The Vietnam Union of Friendship Organizations and the Vietnam Committee for Solidarity with the Libyan people and their members extend their heartfelt condolences to the government and people of Libya, especially to the victims and their families. We wish the Libyan people a speedy recovery and a strong future,” wrote Nguyen Ngoc Hung.

Nguyen Ngoc Hung discussed with Alsudik S. S. Ali, Charge d’Affaires of the Libyan Embassy in Vietnam, how VUFO and the Vietnam Committee for Solidarity with the Libyan people stand in solidarity with the Embassy and the Libyan people. He expressed hope that the Libyan Embassy in Vietnam will continue to collaborate with VUFO in organizing people-to-people diplomacy activities to further enhance the close and developed relations between the two countries.

Charg√© d’Affaires Alsudik S. S. Ali acknowledged the enormous losses Libya suffered from the flood disaster. However, thanks to the support from Vietnam and other countries, Libya will strive to overcome this difficulty and address its consequences.

VUFO Representative Lays Wreaths, Records condolences for Flood Victims in Libya
The Vietnam Union of Friendship Organizations delegation met with Alsudik S S Ali, Charge d’Affaires of the Libyan Embassy in Vietnam. (Photo: Thanh Luan)

According to Alsudik S S Ali, the VUFO delegation’s visit to the Embassy to express condolences demonstrates the deep affection and solidarity between the two peoples. The Embassy looks forward to collaborating with VUFO and the Vietnam Committee for Solidarity with the Libyan people to promote cooperation in various fields, especially labor.

On September 10, Storm Daniel brought heavy rain and caused serious flooding in northeastern Libya. Derna, a city in Eastern Libya, was most heavily affected by the devastating flood after the city’s dams broke, washing away many houses and people. According to official reports, the storm has claimed over 11,000 lives and left more than 10,000 missing. The number of casualties may rise.

The international community and countries in the region continue to provide aid to Libya after the flood disaster.

Vietnamese leaders express condolences regarding the flood in Libya

Learning of the impact of Storm Daniel on Derna, Libya on September 10, causing significant damage to people and property, President Vo Van Thuong sent a telegram of condolences to the Chairman of the Presidential Council of Libya, Mohammed Yunus Al-Menfi; Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh sent a telegram of condolences to Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibeh.

On the same day, Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son sent a condolence message to Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Fathallah al-Zani.

Thanh Luan