Vientiane, 8 April 2019
I have learned with profound sadness over the tragic wildfires that broke out in Goseong City and neighboring areas of Kangwon Province, the Republic of Korea on 4-5 April 2019, causing loss of live and extensive damage to properties of the people of the Republic of Korea.
On behalf of the Government and the 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 the people of the Republic of Korea, particularly the victims and family affected by such tragic calamity.
I am confident that under the leadership of Your Excellency and the Government of the Republic of Korea, the people of the Republic of Korea will be able to overcome the difficulties of this disaster and restore the affected area to normalcy soon.
of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic
His Excellency Mr. Lee Nak-yon
Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea