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Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Liu Jianchao's Remarks on the Severe fire in Greece

2007-08-29

Q: Recently, a severe fire broke out in Greece. How does China react to that?

A: We express deep sympathy for the massive casualty and heavy property losses of Greece caused by the severe forest fire. Recently, Premier Wen Jiabao sent a telegraph of consolation to Greek Prime Minister Karamanlis. The Chinese Red Cross Committee has provided rescue and relief assistance to Greece. Relevant Chinese authorities are contacting Greece to check if we can help with some extinguishing equipment and fire fighters. We believe the Greek government and its people will surely overcome the disaster and rebuild their homeland at an early date.

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