Singapore PM sends condolences on hostage incident in Manila

21:47, August 24, 2010      

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Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Tuesday sent his condolences on the hostage incident in Manila.

In his letter sent to Hong Kong Chief Executive Donald Tsang, Lee said he's deeply saddened by the tragic loss of lives in the hijack incident in Manila.

"On behalf of the people and Government of Singapore, I would like to extend our deepest condolences to you and the families of the victims and their loved ones. Our thoughts and sympathies are with them during this difficult time," Lee said.

Lee also sent a letter to Philippine President Benigno Aquino. He said he was saddened to learn of the unfortunate hostage situation, and extended his "deepest sympathies on the tragic loss of lives in the rescue operation."

Source:Xinhua

(Editor:黄蓓蓓)

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