Congressman Faleomavaega announced today that Minister of Foreign Affairs Yang Jiechi of the People’s Republic of China sent a message of support to the people of American Samoa in the aftermath of the devastating tsunami that struck the U.S. Territory on Tuesday, September 29, 2009.
The full text of Minister Yang Jiechi letter is included below:
Dear Madame Secretary,
I wish to extend to you, and through you to the people of American Samoa, my deepest condolences and sympathy following the recent powerful tsunami which has caused severe casualties and damage. We mourn the loss of so many lives and it is our sincere wish that the people in the affected areas will overcome the disaster and rebuild their homes as quickly as possible.
Minister of Foreign Affairs
People’s Republic of China