Chinese leaders show concern for Chinese students in Moscow
( 2003-11-24 21:47) (Xinhua)
Chinese President Hu Jintao
and Premier Wen Jiabao have expressed concern for the Chinese students injured
or missing in a fire at a Moscow university, according to the Ministry of
Foreign Affairs on Monday.
At least 34 Chinese students were injured and 17 others are missing as a
result of a blazing fire that raced through a dormitory in the Patrice Lumumba
Peoples' Friendship University in Moscow in the early hours of Monday morning.
President Hu Jintao showed deep concern for the safety of Chinese students.
Hu instructed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Education and the
Chinese Embassy in Moscow to keep close contact with their Russian counterparts
to gather the details of the fire, and take prompt, effective measures to take
care of and make proper arrangements for the injured Chinese students and to
find those still missing as soon as possible.
Meanwhile, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao extended his cordial regards to the
injured Chinese students, and urged the Chinese Embassy in Russia to do its the
utmost to assist the Russian side in the rescue efforts.