BEIJING, Feb. 9 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping has offered condolences to Chilean President Michelle Bachelet over deadly forest fires in the South American country.
In a message dated Wednesday, Xi mourned the dead and extended sincere condolences, on behalf of the Chinese government and people and in his own name, to the bereaved families and the injured.
Xi said China would like to offer assistance to Chile in disaster relief and post-disaster reconstruction, noting that the Chinese people can feel the pain of the Chilean people.
Xi also expressed the belief that under the leadership of President Bachelet and her government, the Chilean people will be able to overcome the disaster and rebuild their homes.
Forest fires in Chile have killed 11 people, destroyed over 1,600 homes and made thousands of people homeless.