Statement from the Office of the Hon. John Baird, P.C., M.P.
“On August 7th, 2012, Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird sent a letter of condolences to his counterpart the Secretary of Foreign Affairs Albert F. Del Rosario.
“In the letter the Minister gave his regret and heartfelt sympathy to the people of the Philippines for the considerable damage and lives lost during the tragic typhoon and subsequent flooding.
“The Minister conveyed his confidence in the resiliency of the Filipino people that they would recover quickly from this disaster.
“Baird also thanked his counterpart for the warm welcome and hospitality he received during his trip to Manila, and said that he appreciated the opportunity to continue a constructive dialogue on issues of priority for our two countries.”