Foreign leaders extend sympathies over floods hinh anh 1Illustrative image (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA)Leaders of Mongolia and Cambodia have sent their sympathies to Vietnamese Party, State and Government leaders, and people over the losses from storms and flooding in central Vietnam.

Mongolian President Khaltmaa Battulga extended his sympathies to Party General Secretary and State President Nguyen Phu Trong.

Meanwhile, Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen sent his sympathies to his Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Xuan Phuc, in which the Cambodian leader said he was saddened to hear that many people had been killed or are missing, while crops and property have been severely damaged by recent floods in the central region, especially in Thua Thien-Hue and Quang Tri provinces which were hit by floods and landslides caused by Storms Linpha and Nangka.

He expressed his deepest condolences to the Government and people of Vietnam over the severe losses, saying he believes that under the leadership of PM Phuc, Vietnam will soon overcome the consequences of the natural disasters.

PM Hun Sen also sincerely thanked PM Phuc for his sympathies to Cambodia over the recent damage caused by heavy rains and widespread flooding.

On the occasion, Mongolian Foreign Minister Nyamtserengiin Enkhtaivan, Cambodian Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Prak Sokhonn, and Foreign Minister of the Republic of Korea (RoK) Kang Kyung-wha also sent letters of sympathies to their Vietnamese counterpart Pham Binh Minh.

Since October 6, downpours from Storms Linpha and Nangka have caused record flooding and serious landslides on a wide scale in the central region. As of October 25, the death toll had reached 130, with 18 still missing. Some 7 million people have been affected.

Storms Saudel and Molave made landfall in the region on October 25 and October 28, respectively./.