The following letter was sent from the King of Norway to the President of Indonesia in relation to the recent natural disasters.
Dr. H. Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono
President of the Republic of Indonesia
I have with sadness received the news about the several natural disasters that have stricken your country in recent days, resulting in the tragic loss of so many lives and causing such widespread damage.
On behalf of myself and the Norwegian people, I send you my condolences and ask you to convey my deepest sympathies to those bereaved and to others afflicted by these tragic natural disasters.