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December 28, 2017

MFA Press Statement: Condolence Letter from President Halimah Yacob to President of the Republic of the Philippines Rodrigo Roa Duterte on Tropical Storms Vinta (Tembin) and Urduja (Kai-tak), 22 December 2017


               
President Halimah Yacob has written to President Rodrigo Roa Duterte of the Republic of the Philippines to offer condolences on Tropical Storm Vinta (Tembin) on 22 December 2017, which struck the Philippines shortly after Tropical Storm Urduja (Kai-tak).

              The letter is appended.

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MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS
SINGAPORE
28 DECEMBER 2017

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26 December 2017

His Excellency Rodrigo Roa Duterte
President
Republic of the Philippines

Your Excellency,

            I am deeply saddened by the loss of lives and devastation caused by Tropical Storm Vinta (Tembin) which struck the Philippines on 22 December, so soon after Tropical Storm Urduja (Kai-tak). On behalf of the people of Singapore, I convey our heartfelt condolences to you and the people of the Philippines.

            These natural disasters are most unfortunate, but I am confident that under your leadership and with the resilience of your people, the Philippines will overcome this adversity and recover strongly. Our thoughts are with the Philippines and its people during this difficult time.

Yours sincerely,

HALIMAH YACOB