Int'l community vows to help Chile

2010-02-28 08:22 BJT

Special Report: 8.8 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Chile |


Chinese President Hu Jintao has sent a message of condolence to his Chilean counterpart, saying China is ready to offer emergency relief assistance to the country.

US President Barack Obama says his country is also on standby to offer help.

Barack Obama, US President, said, "The United States stands ready to assist in the rescue and recovery efforts and we have resources that are positioned to deploy should the Chilean government ask for our help. Chile is a close friend and partner of the United States and I've reached out to President Bachelet to let her know that we will be there for her should the Chilean people need assistance."

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks to the media about the recent earthquake in Chile outside the Oval Office of the White House in Washington Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
U.S. President Barack Obama speaks to
the media about the recent earthquake
in Chile outside the Oval Office of
the White House in Washington Saturday,
Feb. 27, 2010. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)