Vietnam will send US$100,000 in emergency aid to the Philippines the in wake of super typhoon Haiyan, which killed around 10,000 people in the country, Vietnam News Agency reported.
President Truong Tan Sang and Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on Sunday sent condolences to Philippine President Benigno Aquino III over the massive loss of life and property Haiyan caused.
In their messages, the Vietnamese leaders affirmed that Vietnam stands side by side with the Philippine people at this difficult time.
In addition to the $100,000 in aid, Vietnam is also considering other practical measures it may be able to provide the typhoon victims in the Philippines.
The leaders also expressed hope that the Philippine people will be able to get through the disaster's aftermath and restore their lives.
The same day, Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh conveyed condolences to his Philippine counterpart Albert F.Del Rosario.
Haiyan, the strongest storm of the year, made landfall over central Philippine localities on November 8. It is feared that casualties from the typhoon will reach 10,000, mostly from the city of Tacloban. Another 4.4 million people were left homeless by the disaster.
Early today, Haiyan landed in northern Vietnam, causing heavy rains and strong winds in the region.
At least 13 deaths were reported. The storm has moved towards China as of press time.