13 May 2008
Ambassador Lu Shumin
Ambassador of the People's Republic of China to Canada
515 St. Patrick Street,
Ottawa, Ont. K1N 5H3
Fax: +1-613-789-1911, 789-1414
On behalf of the Canada Tibet Committee may I extend through you to those affected our deepest condolences over the loss of life and damage resulting from Monday’s earthquake in Sichuan province. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with the Chinese people today.
Notwithstanding our differences, which we hope will be resolved through continued substantive dialogue between your government and representatives of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, it is at moments such as these that we can appreciate our common interests and needs as citizens of one global community.
Should we be of any assistance in helping to alleviate the suffering of those whose lives have been irreparably altered by this tragic event, please do not hesitate to contact our office.