Press Release

25 July 2013

President Zuma sends condolences to the Kingdom of Spain

On behalf of the Government and the people of the Republic of South Africa, His Excellency President Jacob Zuma has expressed his sincere condolences to Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, the Government and the people of the Kingdom of Spain following the train accident that occurred in the northern Spanish region of Galicia on Wednesday, 24 July 2013.

President Zuma said: “We reach out to the people of the Kingdom of Spain during this difficult time of sadness and loss. The thoughts of the people of South Africa are with the families and friends of the victims of this tragic accident. We wish those injured in the accident speedy recovery.”

Enquiries: Mr Clayson Monyela, Spokesperson for the Department of International Relations and Cooperation, 082 884 5974.

Issued by the Department of International Relations and Cooperation

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