THE international community yesterday expressed condolences to the Aquino family and the Filipino nation on the passing of former President Benigno Aquino III.
In a tweet, US Embassy Charge dÁffaires John Law said ön behalf of the US Embassy, I offer our deepest condolences to former President Benigno Aquino III’s family and loved ones at this heartbreaking time. We are saddened by President Aquino’s passing and will always be thankful for our partnership.”
The EU Delegation to the Philippines also expressed condolences to the Aquino family.
“We mourn a friend who pushed for deepening of our relations,”the EU said.
Australian Ambassador to Manila Steven Robinson AO offered their condolences to the family of the former President and to the Filipino people.
“While the Philippines mourns his loss, we remember fondly his State visit to Australia in 2012 and the legacy of partnership and bayanihan we shared.,”he said.
Germany, the United Kingdom and Netherlands also expressed condolences to the Aquinos.
Netherlands Ambassador to Manila Saskia de Lang said “his (Pnoy) administration exemplified how decisive reforms and good governance can spur economic growth and sustainable progress. The Philippines and Netherlands enjoyed strong economic and political bilateral ties under his leadership, and we continue to build on that until this day.