Vientiane, 20 February 2018
I have learned of the plane accident in the middle part of Iran on the 18th February 2018, causing tremendous loss of lives and properties.
On behalf of the Government and people of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic and on my own behalf, I would like to express my deepest sympathy to Your Excellency, Government and people of Iran, particularly to the families of the victims.
I am confident that under intensive effort by the Iranian Government, the people of Iran will be able to overcome this moment of grief.
Please accept, Excellency, the assurances of my highest consideration.
Minister of Foreign Affairs
of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic
His Excellency Mohammad Javad Zarif
Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic Islamic of Iran