Paris attacks: Singapore leaders write to French counterparts to convey their condolences

French President Francois Hollande making a statement at the Elysee palace in Paris.
French President Francois Hollande making a statement at the Elysee palace in Paris. PHOTO: EPA

SINGAPORE - Singapore's leaders have written to their French counterparts to convey their condolences on the terrorist attacks in Paris that took place on Friday (Nov 13) night.

President Tony Tan Keng Yam, in his letter to French President Francois Hollande, said he was saddened to hear of the multiple attacks in France's capital.

"On behalf of the people of Singapore, I extend our deepest condolences to the families who have lost loved ones," wrote Dr Tan.

"As France mourns the victims, Singapore stands in solidarity with the French people in this difficult time."

 

Foreign Affairs Minister Vivian Balakrishnan told French counterpart Laurent Fabius that he was "deeply horrified" by the brutal attacks.

Dr Balakrishnan wrote: "Please accept my deepest condolences and sympathies to the French people and the families and loved ones of the victims.

"Singapore stands in solidarity with France against terror and we support France's efforts to bring the perpetrators to justice."