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China willing to assist countries affected by Hurricane Julia

Beijing, Oct 11 (Prensa Latina) China expressed its willingness to provide assistance to Venezuela, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Panama as they deal with the effects of Hurricane Julia, which left great devastation and a high death toll.

Mao Ning, spokeswoman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said that China will offer support within its capabilities, regrets the disaster situation in those nations and extends condolences to the relatives of the deceased.

She also expressed confidence that the efforts of the governments and peoples of these countries will allow them to overcome adversities soon.

Since last weekend, the rains and winds brought by Hurricane Julia have caused serious flooding, landslides and other geological disasters in Venezuela, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Panama and other Latin American countries, with a heavy toll in lives and infrastructure.

The authorities of some countries declared the maximum emergency to counteract the devastation and aid to the victims.