CHINA Xi extends condolences to Egyptian president over massive church fire

CHINA

Xi extends condolences to Egyptian president over massive church fire

Xinhua

19:25, August 16, 2022


(Damage is seen after a fire tore through a Coptic Christian church in Giza, Egypt, August 14, 2022. (Photo: CFP)

BEIJING, Aug. 16 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday sent a message of condolence to Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi over a massive church fire in the country.

In his message, Xi said he was shocked to learn of the church fire, which caused heavy casualties.

On behalf of the Chinese government and people and in his own name, Xi expressed deep condolences for those killed in the fire and sincere sympathies to the bereaved families and the injured, and wished the injured a quick recovery.

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