Prime Minister Hun Sen sent his condolences to Indonesian President Joko Widodo and the families of victims in the earthquake and tsunami disaster which killed and injured more than a thousand people.
“I am extremely saddened to learn about the loss of so many lives, hundreds of thousands missing and displaced as a result of the massive earthquake and the ensuing Tsunami which left a trail of devastation on Palu city of Sulawesi Island this weekend,” Mr Hun Sen said.
“I would like to convey to Your Excellency and through you to the government and the people of the Republic of Indonesia, especially the bereaved families and victims my deepest sympathies and heartfelt condolences for their huge loss and suffering in this disaster,” Mr Hun Sen said.
“Cambodia stands with Indonesia in its grief over this unfortunate phenomenon and wishes the injured speedy recovery,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Cambodian ambassador to Indonesia issued a statement yesterday appealing to Cambodian people staying in Indonesia to be vigilant and should delay their trips to Palu city and Donggala in the central province of Sulawesi.
“The Embassy suggests that all the Cambodian people delay the trip to those areas until the situation gets better,” the ambassador said.
The massive earthquake and the ensuing Tsunami in Palu and Donggala, the central province of Sulawesi have killed 832 people and injured 540 others and damaged a lot of infrastructures, according to the embassy.