Australian PM extends sympathy over disaster tragedy in Vietnam

VOV.VN - Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison sent a letter extending sympathy to Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc over huge human and property losses caused by recent severe flooding in central Vietnam.

In the letter, Prime Minister Scott Morrison sent his deep condolences to the Government and people of Vietnam.

Morrison emphasized the special and strong relationship between Vietnam and Australia and affirmed that Australia is ready to increase emergency aid and long-term recovery assistance to Vietnam.

He also announced the first emergency humanitarian assistance worth AUD100,000 to flood-ravaged areas in Vietnam.  

Preliminary reports show as many as 230 people, inclluding military officers, soldiers and policemen, have lost their lives during the past month. Flashfloods and landslides have caused an estimated loss of more than VND2 trillion.