(CNSNews.com) – President Barack Obama, heading to London for a visit with the British royals, has sent his “deepest condolences” to the people in tornado-devastated Joplin, Mo.

He said he plans to visit the area on Sunday, the day after he returns from Europe, the Associated Press reported.

“I want everybody in Joplin, everybody in Missouri, everybody in Minnesota, everybody across the Midwest to know that we are here for you,” the president said Tuesday in London, the second stop on his four-country, six-day tour of Europe.