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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

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In remarks at an event held at the Permanent Mission of the People's Republic of China to the United Nations, the Secretary-General said the following about the earthquake in Gansu province

New York, 22 July 2013

SG: Let me express my deepest condolences and sympathies to many people who have been killed and wounded by yesterday's earthquake in Gansu province [in China]. Our thoughts are with the families of victims and wounded people. I am sure that under the leadership of President Xi Jinping and help of people, there will be speedy recovery of those who are injured. I sincerely hope that the people of China will be able to overcome this very tragic [incident].