ASEAN expresses condolence on Haiti quake

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ASEAN Secretary General Surin Pitsuwan expressed condolence on Friday over the devastating earthquake in Haiti that may have left estimated 50,000 people dead and caused massive destruction.


"I am saddened to learn about the extensive loss and damage that the earthquake has caused in Port-au-Prince. My thoughts and prayers are with the people of Haiti in their time of grief," Surin said in a statement.


The Foreign Ministers of ten ASEAN member states, who are meeting in Viet Nam, also expressed their deep sympathies to the victims of the earthquake, adding that each of their respective governments would take appropriate action to send assistance to Haiti.


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