Beijing, 22 March, 2006
The Hon. John Howard, MP
Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Australia,
Having learnt that Cyclone Larry hit North Queensland of Australia and has inflicted serious damage on local infrastructure, injured some people and caused heavy property loss, I feel deep sympathy and wish to express my sincere solicitude to Your Excellency and through you, to the Australian Government, the Queensland Government and people affected.
I believe that with the leadership of the Australian Government and Queensland Government, people in the Cyclone-hit area will surely overcome the difficulties caused by the disaster to rebuild their homes soon.
Premier of the State Council of the People's Republic of China