President Tony Tan Keng Yam and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong have written to French President François Hollande and Prime Minister Manuel Valls respectively to convey their condolences on the terror attack in Nice, France, on July 14, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Friday (July 15).
The letters are reproduced as follows:
Letter from President Tony Tan Keng Yam to President of the French Republic François Hollande
On behalf of the people of Singapore, I extend my sincere condolences to you and the people of France for the brutal terrorist attack in Nice on 14 July 2016, the National Day of the French Republic. We are profoundly saddened by the loss of lives and our deepest sympathies go to the families of the victims. We wish the injured a speedy recovery.
Singapore strongly condemns any acts of terror. The attacks on innocent lives are senseless and unjustifiable.
Singapore stands with France during this difficult time.
TONY TAN KENG YAM
Letter from Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong to Prime Minister of the French Republic Manuel Valls
Dear Prime Minister Valls,
I am shocked to learn of the terrorist attack in Nice during the 14 July 2016 celebrations that has claimed so many innocent lives and left many more injured. Singapore strongly condemns this senseless violence and stands in solidarity with France. On behalf of the Singapore Government, I would like to convey our condolences and sympathies to the families of the victims. Our thoughts are with France and her people during this time of grief.
LEE HSIEN LOONG