UAE sends condolences to New Zealand over cyclone deaths


The UAE has expressed its sympathy and solidarity with New Zealand for the victims of cyclone Gabrielle, which has swept across the country and killed a number of people.

In a statement, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation expressed sympathy to the government, the public and the families of the victims. 

The ministry also wished a speedy recovery for the injured.

New Zealand stepped up recovery efforts on Thursday after Cyclone Gabrielle left at least five people dead and displaced 9,000 in the country's most damaging storm in decades.

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