None of more than 200 Vietnamese citizens who are living and studying in Christchurch , New Zealand , were reported to be dead or missing in the recent devastating earthquake.

Vietnamese Foreign Ministry’s spokeswoman Nguyen Phuong Nga made the statement while answering reporters’ questions about the earthquake, with a magnitude of 6.3, which rocked the South Island city on February 22, killing at least 75 people.

The Foreign Ministry has already asked the Vietnamese Embassy in New Zealand to work closely with New Zealand ’s relevant agencies to get more information and adopt timely measures to protect Vietnamese citizens if necessary, Nga added.

“We are deeply moved to hear about the strong earthquake that occurred in the South Island city of Christchurch on February 22, 2011, causing serious loss of life and property damage for the New Zealand people. We hope that New Zealand will soon overcome the aftermath of the earthquake,” she said.

According to the spokeswoman, high-ranking leaders of Vietnam on Feb. 23 sent a message of condolence to the Government and people of New Zealand. /.