Embassy works to ensure safety for Vietnamese in Mexico hinh anh 1Collapsed houses in Mexico after the earthquake (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – The Embassy of Vietnam in Mexico is making all-out effort to maintain contacts with and provide needed citizen protection measures for the Vietnamese living and working in Mexico, which has severely hit by a powerful earthquake, Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang said.

At the ministry’s regular press conference on September 21, Hang extended the deepest condolences and sympathy to the Government and people of Mexico and families of the victims in the quake.

She said on September 20, State President Tran Dai Quang sent condolences to Mexico’s President Enrique Peña Nieto and Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh also extended condolences to Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray Caso.

The Embassy of Vietnam in Mexico reported that no Vietnamese got injuries in the earthquake and it has promptly provided temporary shelters for some whose accommodations were damaged by the disaster.

The Embassy promptly launched a 24/24 hotline so it can offer timely assistance for those in need, the diplomat said.

The 7.1 magnitude earth quake hit Mexico on September 19, claiming the lives of 217 people, according to foreign media on late September 20.-VNA