President Tony Tan, PM Lee Hsien Loong write condolence letters to UK leaders on Manchester attack

Flowers as a tribute for victims of Monday's suicide bombing at Manchester Arena in the English city of Manchester are seen in front of the British embassy in Berlin, Germany on May 23, 2017.
Flowers as a tribute for victims of Monday's suicide bombing at Manchester Arena in the English city of Manchester are seen in front of the British embassy in Berlin, Germany on May 23, 2017.PHOTO: REUTERS

President Tony Tan Keng Yam and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong have written condolence letters to Queen Elizabeth II and British Prime Minister Theresa May respectively to convey their condolences on the bomb attack at the Manchester Arena in Manchester on May 22, 2017.

The letters are reproduced as follows:

Letter from President Tony Tan Keng Yam to Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Your Majesty,

I was deeply saddened to learn of the bomb attack at the Manchester Arena on 22 May 2017. On behalf of the people of Singapore, I convey our deepest condolences to the victims and their families. We also wish those injured a rapid recovery.

Singapore strongly condemns this vicious act that has claimed numerous lives and left many injured. Our thoughts and prayers are with the British people during this time of grief. I am certain that the United Kingdom will stand firm in the face of adversity, and overcome this difficult period with strength.

Yours sincerely,

TONY TAN KENG YAM

Letter from Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong to Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Theresa May

Dear Prime Minister,

Please accept my deepest condolences on the loss of lives caused by the bomb attack at the Manchester Arena on 22 May 2017.

Singapore strongly condemns this senseless act of violence. We must never allow such acts to divide our societies and bring fear to our daily lives. Our thoughts and prayers are with the British people, especially the victims and their families, during this difficult time.

Yours sincerely,

LEE HSIEN LOONG

The Rt Honourable Theresa May MP

Prime Minister

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

 

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