Vietnamese leaders offer sympathy to Germany over severe floods hinh anh 1

A flooded centre of the city of Hagen, western Germany on July 14, after heavy rain hit parts of the country, causing widespread flooding. (Photo: AFP/VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) - President Nguyen Xuan Phuc on July 17 sent a message of sympathy to President of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier over severe flooding triggered by torrential rains in the states of Rhineland-Palatinate, North Rhine-Westphalia and Saarland that claimed dozens of lives and left thousands missing.

On the same day, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh also extended his sympathy to German Chancellor Angela Merkel./.