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The President of Mozambique Filipe Nyusi has sent messages of condolences to his counterparts in the United States, Donald Trump, Sierra Leone, Ernest Koroma, and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Joseph Kabila, following the recent natural disasters occurred in their respective countries.
The President expressed solidarity with the victims of Hurricane Harvey that hit the state of Texas in the United States of America. In a message sent to the president of the United States, the Mozambican head of state said he was convinced that under the leadership of President Donald Trump, the people of the United States and the people of Texas would be able to overcome their difficulties and resume their normal lives as soon as possible.
In another message sent to president Ernest Koroma, President Nyusi states that it was with a sense of shock and dismay that he became aware of the loss of more than 400 lives and the disappearance of more than 600 people in the landslide resulting from torrential rains in Freetown, the capital city of Sierra Leone. The President encouraged Sierra Leone’s officials and competent bodies to spare no effort to rescue lives and mitigate the impact of the disaster. In the message, Nyusi expresses his belief that “under your courageous and wise leadership the people of Sierra Leone will soon recover from this sad event, restoring normalcy soon”.
“We wish a speedy recovery for all the wounded and all those affected by the tragedy, writes the President of the Republic.
On a message sent to the President of the Democratic Republic of Congo, the head of the Mozambican state expressed sorrow over the landslide in the village of Tora in Ituri province on 17 August 2017, which killed about two hundred people. “In this moment of deep dismay, on behalf of the people, the Government of the Republic of Mozambique and on my own behalf, I would like to convey, through Your Excellency, our deepest condolences to the people and the Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo, especially to the families of the victims,” the message says.Source: Rádio Moçambique / AIM Moçambique