|Ambassador Li Baodong Expresses Sympathy and Condolences Concerning Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami on Behalf of the Security Council|
(Photograph by Bai Jie/Xinhua News Agency)
On March 11, Ambassador Li Baodong, Permanent Representative of China to the United Nations and President of the Security Council for March, to the press that the strong earthquake and tsunami in Japan has caused heavy casualties and property loss. On Behalf of all the members of the Security Council, he expressed sympathy to the Japanese government and people and condolences to the victims and their families.
On the same day, at China's initiative, the Security Council observed one minute of silence for the victims of the earthquake and tsunami before its meeting.