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​Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Wang Wenbin’s Remarks on Volcanic Eruptions in Tonga
2022-01-16 22:14

Q: On January 15 local time, continuous volcanic eruptions and ensuing tsunami waves in the waters of Tonga brought disastrous impact to the country. What is China’s comment? Are there any Chinese casualties?

Wang Wenbin: China is closely watching the volcanic eruptions and ensuing disasters including tsunami and volcanic ash in Tonga. The Chinese Embassy in Tonga immediately activated emergency response mechanism and learned about the situation of Chinese citizens after the disaster through various channels. So far, no casualties of Chinese citizens have been reported.

China and Tonga are comprehensive strategic partners. China extends deep condolences and sincere sympathies to the government and people of Tonga, and stands ready to provide every possible support and assistance at Tonga’s request.

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