Singapore 'strongly condemns heinous attacks', PM Lee Hsien Loong tells French PM

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has written to his French counterpart, Mr Manuel Valls, to express his condolences over the Paris terrorist attacks, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Sunday (Nov 15).

At least 129 people were killed and hundreds others were injured in a series of coordinated bombings and shootings across the French capital on Friday. The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) extremist group has claimed responsibility for the suicide attacks. 

In the letter dated Nov 14, PM Lee said: "On behalf of the Government of Singapore, I offer our deepest condolences to the families of the victims of the multiple terrorist attacks in Paris on 13 November 2015.

"I am deeply saddened by the loss of so many innocent lives. This is an attack on our shared humanity.

"Singapore strongly condemns these heinous attacks. We support the French government's efforts to bring the perpetrators to justice.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims and the French people during this difficult time."