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Brussels, 14 April 2010
Statement of President Barroso following the earthquake in northwest China
President Barroso has made the following statement on the earthquake in northwest China: "I am deeply shocked and saddened by the news coming in on the earthquake in China's Qinghai Province. I would like to express the solidarity of the European Commission with the Chinese authorities and people and offer our assistance. My thoughts and heartfelt condolences go out to the families of the victims and the people of the Qinghai Province who are confronted with this disaster."