Mexico stands strong

Global Times – Metro Beijing - - THE STRATEGIST - By Jose Luis Ber­nal Ro­driguez The au­thor of this mes­sage is the Mex­i­can Am­bas­sador to China

On Septem­ber 19 at 2:14 pm, an earth­quake mea­sur­ing 7.1 de­grees on the Richter scale struck Mexico City and its sur­round­ing ar­eas. In the aftermath, the Em­bassy of Mexico wishes to con­vey its grat­i­tude for the ex­pres­sions of sol­i­dar­ity from au­thor­i­ties of the Peo­ple’s Repub­lic of China and count­less mem­bers of the diplo­matic corps and friends of Mexico in China. The pri­or­ity is cur­rently fo­cused on the search and res­cue ac­tiv­i­ties of peo­ple still trapped in the rub­ble of de­stroyed build­ings as well as pro­vid­ing med­i­cal ser­vices to those in­jured. Pres­i­dent En­rique Peña Ni­eto im­me­di­ately di­rected the Na­tional Emer­gency Com­mit­tee to gather in or­der to eval­u­ate the sit­u­a­tion and to co­or­di­nate the ac­tions be­ing taken. A three-day na­tional mourn­ing pe­riod was de­creed in mem­ory of those who lost their lives. With the re­silience of our peo­ple and the sol­i­dar­ity of broth­erly na­tions all over the world, we re­main con­fi­dent that Mexico will over­come this dif­fi­cult mo­ment.

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