China’s Party General Secretary and President Xi Jinping (Photo: Xinhua/VNA)

 Hanoi (VNA) – China’s Party General Secretary and President Xi Jinping has sent messages of sympathies to Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and President Tran Dai Quang on the damage caused by typhoon Damrey in Vietnam.

The Chinese leader said he believes that under the leadership of the Party and State of Vietnam, storm-affected people would soon recover from the natural disaster consequences and resume their normal life and production.

He highlighted the friendly neighbourliness between Vietnam and China and mutual support between their people, saying that China is willing to assist search and rescue operations in Vietnam.

On this occasion, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi also cabled a message of sympathies to Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh.

Typhoon Damrey, the 12th storm in the East Sea this year, hit Vietnam’s south central coast on November 4.

Following downpours and floods had claimed 89 lives and left 18 missing and 174 others injured in central and Central Highlands localities as of November 7 night, according to the National Committee for Search and Rescue.-VNA