S Korean president visits Chinese Embassy to deliver condolences over earthquake victims
www.chinaview.cn 2008-05-22 16:16:38   Print

Special report: Strong Earthquake Jolts SW China

South Korean President Lee Myung bak (C) mourns for the victims killed in the quake at the Chinese Embassy to the Republic of Korea in Seoul, South Korea, on May 22, 2008. Lee Myung bak on Thursday paid a visit to the Chinese Embassy to mourn for the victims in the quake-hit southwest and northwest China's regions a week ago.

South Korean President Lee Myung bak (C) mourns for the victims killed in the quake at the Chinese Embassy to the Republic of Korea in Seoul, South Korea, on May 22, 2008. Lee Myung bak on Thursday paid a visit to the Chinese Embassy to mourn for the victims in the quake-hit southwest and northwest China's regions a week ago.(Xinhua Photo)
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    SEOUL, May 22 (Xinhua) -- South Korean President Lee Myung-bak on Thursday visited the Chinese Embassy to South Korea to deliver condolences over earthquake victims in China.

South Korean President Lee Myung bak (front, R) talks with Chinese Ambassador to South Korea Ning Fukui (front, L) at the Chinese Embassy to the Republic of Korea in Seoul, South Korea, on May 22, 2008. Lee Myung bak on Thursday paid a visit to the Chinese Embassy here to mourn for the victims in the quake-hit southwest and northwest China's regions a week ago.

South Korean President Lee Myung bak (front, R) talks with Chinese Ambassador to South Korea Ning Fukui (front, L) at the Chinese Embassy to the Republic of Korea in Seoul, South Korea, on May 22, 2008. Lee Myung bak on Thursday paid a visit to the Chinese Embassy here to mourn for the victims in the quake-hit southwest and northwest China's regions a week ago. (Xinhua Photo)
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    "I want to deliver my deep condolences to the Chinese people suffering from an unprecedented earthquake disaster. We wish for swift rescue and recovery operations in China," Lee told Chinese Ambassador to South Korea Ning Fukui after paying respect to the earthquake victims in front of an altar installed at the embassy.

    "Please notify the South Korean government of anything necessary to overcome the quake crisis. We're ready to offer maximum support," the president said.

    Ning expressed deep gratitude to Lee's personal visit and the assistance by the South Korean government to the earthquake victims.

    South Korean Foreign Minister Yu Myung-hwan and other officials visited the embassy together with Lee.

Editor: Song Shutao
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