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VN strongly condemns attacks in New Zealand

Update: March, 16/2019 - 09:00

Việt Nam strongly condemns the terrorist attacks on Friday that killed innocent civilians in the New Zealand city of Christchurch, spokesperson of the Foreign Ministry Lê Thị Thu Hằng said the same day.— Photo AFP

HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam strongly condemns the terrorist attacks on Friday that killed innocent civilians in the New Zealand city of Christchurch, spokesperson of the Foreign Ministry Lê Thị Thu Hằng said the same day.

Responding to reporters’ questions on Việt Nam’s reaction to the attacks, Hằng said Việt Nam extends its deepest condolences to the New Zealand government, the victims and their families.

The spokesperson stressed that Việt Nam believes the government and people of New Zealand, with their firm will and resolve, will soon overcome the loss, and the instigators of the attacks will receive their due punishment.

Party General Secretary and President Nguyễn Phú Trọng, Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc and Foreign Minister Phạm Bình Minh have sent messages of sympathy to New Zealand over the shooting.

The messages were addressed to New Zealand’s Governor General Dame Patsy Reddy, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Winston Peters. — VNS

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