Taiwan Railway Accident Over 600 dignitaries from 80 countries expressed their condolences and condolences

The President’s Office lowered the flag at half-mast on April 3 to mourn the victims of the Taroko accident.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of China expressed its heartfelt thanks to more than 600 dignitaries and friends from 80 countries and international organizations around the world for expressing their condolences and sympathy for the accident of the Taiwan Railway of the Republic of China.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of China said that the 408 train of Taiwan Railway Taroko was derailed on April 2, causing heavy casualties. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs continues to maintain close contact and cooperation with the Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Transportation, Ministry of Health and Welfare, Ministry of National Defense, Ministry of Justice and the Command Center, and to provide emergency assistance to the affected foreign nationals. 1 new American was killed on the 3rd, and another American is missing, and is still being searched for by search and rescue personnel.

Foreign Minister Wu Chiu-sup has personally called Brent Christensen, Director of the AIT Taipei Office, to explain the situation of the ROC government’s assistance, and the U.S. side expressed its gratitude and has contacted the families of the victims to handle follow-up matters.

The international community continues to pour out its concerns and condolences to the government and people of the Republic of China. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that as of noon on the 3rd, a total of 80 countries and international organizations from Taiwan’s friends and similar philosophies have received more than 600 heads of state, government and diplomatic chiefs, dignitaries, representatives of international organizations and friends to express their sincere condolences and sympathy to our country.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that many heads of state, executive and diplomatic heads of friendly and like-minded countries have expressed their condolences in person. Following Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and Czech Senate President Miloš Vystrčil, Paraguayan President Mario Abdo, Noru President Lionel Aingimea and Nicaraguan President José Daniel Ortega Saavedra have written to President Tsai Ing-wen expressing their deep condolences. Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez, Prime Minister John Briceño of Belize, Prime Minister Allen Chastanet of St. Lucia, and Prime Minister Timothy Harris of St. Christopher and Nevis also tweeted or facebooked their condolences.

In Europe, in addition to the President of Finland’s first tweet, the British Foreign Secretary, the Foreign Ministers of the Czech Republic, Latvia and Ireland, and the Foreign Ministries of Portugal and Lithuania also tweeted their condolences.

Canada, Czech Republic, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Korea, Kuwait, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, Slovakia, Somaliland, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom Vietnam, El Salvador, Uruguay, Mexico, Chile, Colombia, Venezuela, Brazil, Ecuador, Bolivia, Greece, Norway, Switzerland, Central American Unity, Central American Parliament, European Parliament, NATO, and 80 other countries and international organizations, more than 600 heads of state, government and diplomatic chiefs, officials, members of parliament, ambassadors and representatives in Taiwan, scholars, experts, and friends, with statements, They expressed their condolences and sympathy to the government and people of the Republic of China through statements, abbreviations, condolence letters, newsletters, emails, phone calls, and Facebook and Twitter posts.

In addition, Mitsuo Ohashi, President of the Japan Taiwan Exchange Association, also sent a letter to President Tsai expressing his condolences and wishing the injured a speedy recovery. The U.S. Department of State took the initiative to announce at a regular press conference on the 2nd, EST, that it expresses its deep condolences for the tragic accident and that the U.S. is willing to provide all possible assistance in the hope that Taiwan will find peace and comfort in this difficult time.

To express deep condolences and memorials to the victims of this traffic accident, all domestic public offices lowered their flags to half-staff for three days from this date. At this time of national mourning, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs would like to express its sincere appreciation for the condolences and care expressed by heads of state, cabinet members, members of parliament, dignitaries, international organizations and friends from all walks of life.