Fijian Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has sent condolences to the government and people of the Philippines in the aftermath of super typhoon "Haiyan," the Fijian government announced Monday.
In his message to Philippine President Benigno Aquino III, Bainimarama conveyed sympathy on behalf of the people and government of Fiji.
"I write to express our sympathy and to convey the message of condolences from the people and government of Republic of Fiji to the people and government of the Republic of the Philippines," Bainimarama said in the message, according to the Ministry of Information.
"In doing so, we are united in our prayers for your speedy recovery and for great strength and peace to be bestowed upon the many families who have lost loved ones," the Fijian prime minister said, adding that "please accept the assurances of our heartfelt considerations at this difficult time in your nation's history."
"Haiyan" has caused massive damage and loss of life in the Philippines. At least 10,000 people in the Philippines are feared dead after the typhoon hit the Southeast Asian country on Friday, officials and media reports said.