Vientiane, 07 August 2018
I have learned with profound sadness overthe continuous tragic earthquakes in the central and northern part of Lombok Island, Indonesia on the 29th July and 5th August 2018 (respectively), causing loss of lives and extensive damage to properties of Indonesian people in the effected areas.
On behalf of the Government and People of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic and on my own behalf, I would like to convey my deepest condolences and heartfelt sympathy to Your Excellency, the Government and People of Indonesia as well as the bereaved families of the victims.
I am confident that under intensive determination by Your Excellency and the Government of Indonesia, the Government and People of Indonesia will be able to overcome various difficulties and restore the affected areas by this natural disaster to normalcy.
Please accept, Your Excellency, the assurances of my highest consideration.
H.E. Joko Widodo