Declaration by the Presidency on behalf of the European Union, on the earthquake in Mexico (24.01.03)

Declaration by the Presidency, on behalf of the European Union, on the earthquake in Mexico (24.01.03)

On behalf of the European Union the Presidency wishes to express to the Government of the United States of Mexico its deepest grief and sympathy over the tragic event of last Tuesday, January 21st, which resulted in the loss of human lives.

The European Union follows closely the situation as it develops in the aftermath of the earthquake and expresses its readiness to co-operate with the Mexican authorities, if need be, for the appeasement of the consequences.

The Central and Eastern European countries associated with the European Union, the associated countries Cyprus, Malta and Turkey, and the EFTA countries, members of the European Economic Area align themselves with this declaration.