H.E. Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, President of the United Republic of Tanzania addressed to H.E. Abdullah Gül, President of the Republic of Turkey following the tragic mining disaster, which occurred in Soma, Turkey on 14th May, 2014. The message reads as follows:
President of the Republic of Turkey,
Your Excellency and Dear Brother,
I have received with profound sorrow and shock the sad news about the tragic accident caused by terrible explosion at a coal mine in Soma, Turkey and claimed ……lives of more than 200 people.
On behalf of the Government and People of the United Republic of Tanzania, and indeed on my behalf, I wish at this difficult time, to express our deepest sympathies and condolences to you and through you express our deepest sympathies and condolences to you and through you to the bereaved families and relatives. We pray that the Almighty God give the families and relatives of the deceased strength and fortune to bear at this moment of agony distress.
May the Almighty God bring rapid and complete recovery to the injured and rest the souls of the deceased in eternal peace.
Please accept, Your Excellency and Dear Brother, the assurance of my highest consideration.
Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete
PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED REPUBLIC OF TANZANIA
Issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation