Prime Minister Rutte expressed his condolences early this morning about the earthquake in Morocco. He speaks of terrible messages on X, formerly Twitter. Rutte is currently in India, at the G20 summit.
“My thoughts are with the many victims of this natural disaster and with the emergency services on site. I have conveyed my condolences to Prime Minister Aziz Akhannouch.”
King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima write on X that their “thoughts are with the families of the victims”:
German Chancellor Scholz also offers condolences. “In these difficult hours, our thoughts are with the victims of this devastating earthquake. Our condolences go out to all involved.”
European Council President Charles Michel pledges aid to the country. “The EU stands ready to support Morocco in this difficult time.” He does not yet provide details about assistance.
Michel says he continues to think of the victims and the rescuers.
G20 reflects on disaster
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen agrees with those words. “My thoughts go out to the families of the victims, the injured to whom I wish a speedy recovery, and the first responders who are doing an admirable job.”
Indian Prime Minister Modi also reflected on the disaster at the start of the G20 summit in India: “My thoughts are with the people in Morocco. May the injured recover as quickly as possible. India is ready to provide all possible assistance.”
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