Following the tsunami and strong earthquake in Indonesia, Federal Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle sent his condolences to Indonesian Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa in a telegram today (27 October).
The telegram read as follows:
“I have been deeply saddened at news of the severe natural disasters that have cost the lives of so many in Sumatra and Java in recent days. Permit me to offer you, your government and the people of Indonesia my heartfelt sympathy and deepest condolences, also on behalf of my fellow Germans.
At this difficult time, our thoughts are with those who have lost loved ones, with the injured and with those who have lost everything in these natural disasters.”