More condolences sent to Vietnam over flooding in central region hinh anh 1United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres (Photo: Xinhua/VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has extended his sympathies to Party General Secretary and State President Nguyen Phu Trong over the heavy property and human losses caused by recent storms and floods in Vietnam’s centre region.

In the message, he expressed his deepest condolences and lauded the Vietnamese Government’s efforts to tackle the aftermaths of natural disasters.

The UN is willing to offer humanitarian aid to help Vietnam overcome the difficulties, he stressed.

A similar message of sympathies from Sri Lanka Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena has also been delivered to Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh.

Vietnam’s centre region was left devastated after bearing the brunt of six storms and tropical depressions in October. Since late September, 235 local people have been listed as dead and missing from storms and floods, which have also caused estimated economic losses of about 17 trillion VND (735.25 million USD), according to a Government report to the National Assembly on November 2./.