Dili,May 23, 2013 – Following the big tornado that struck Moore, Oklahoma, a suburb of state capital Oklahoma City on Monday, which destroyed whole neighbourhoods, H.E. President Taur Matan Ruak in a communiqué, sent condolences to the victims and their families:
“What can one say about natural disasters that constantly claim thousands of lives and leaves untold damage in its path? What can one do to prevent this? There are times in our life that occurrences of this nature are beyond our control. On Monday, massive human and economic losses occurred.
On behalf of the entire nation I personally extend my sincere condolences to the People of the US, especially to those in Oklahoma, their families and friends who’ve lost so much. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May God protect you!”