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MFA Press Statement: Condolence Letters from Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr Vivian Balakrishnan on the Earthquake near the Iran-Iraq Border on 12 November 2017


     Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr Vivian Balakrishnan has written to Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran Dr Mohammad Javad Zarif and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Iraq Dr Ibrahim Al-Jaafari, to convey his condolences on the earthquake that struck near the Iran-Iraq border on 12 November 2017. 

     The letters are appended.

                                                                                                                           

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MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS

SINGAPORE

17 NOVEMBER 2017

 

 


Letter from Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr Vivian Balakrishnan to Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran Dr Mohammad Javad Zarif

 

16 November 2017

 

 

His Excellency Dr Mohammad Javad Zarif

Minister of Foreign Affairs

Islamic Republic of Iran

 

 

Your Excellency

 

 

I am deeply saddened to learn of the extensive devastation caused by the earthquake near the Iran-Iraq border on 12 November 2017, which took many innocent lives and left thousands of people injured. I would like to convey my deepest sympathies to the families who lost their loved ones, and whose lives have been affected by the earthquake.  Our thoughts and prayers are with Iran and its people during this time of national mourning.

 

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

DR VIVIAN BALAKRISHNAN

 

 


Letter from Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr Vivian Balakrishnan to Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Iraq Dr Ibrahim Al-Jaafari

 

16 November 2017

 

 

His Excellency Dr Ibrahim Al-Jaafari

Minister of Foreign Affairs

Republic of Iraq

 

 

Your Excellency

 

 

I am deeply saddened by the loss of lives and the devastation caused by the earthquake that struck near the Iran-Iraq border on 12 November 2017.   I would like to convey my condolences and sympathies to those affected by the earthquake.  Our thoughts and prayers are with Iraq and its people during this challenging time.    

          

                                    

Yours sincerely,

 

 

DR VIVIAN BALAKRISHNAN

 
 
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