Singapore strongly condemns Barcelona attack in condolence letters to Spain

The van who ploughed into the crowd, killing at least 13 people and injuring around 100 others is towed away from the Rambla in Barcelona on Aug 18, 2017.
The van who ploughed into the crowd, killing at least 13 people and injuring around 100 others is towed away from the Rambla in Barcelona on Aug 18, 2017.PHOTO: AFP

President Tony Tan Keng Yam and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong have written to King Felipe VI of Spain and Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy respectively to convey their condolences on the terrorist attack in Barcelona, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Friday (Aug 18). 


Below is the text of the letters:
 
 
Letter from President Tony Tan Keng Yam to King Felipe VI of Spain

 
18 August 2017 
 
 
His Majesty King Felipe VI
Kingdom of Spain 
 
 
Your Majesty,
 
 
               I was saddened by the attack in Barcelona on 17 August 2017.  Singapore strongly condemns this act of terror on innocent civilians and stands united with Spain in its fight against terrorism. 
 
               Our thoughts and prayers are with the bereaved families and the people of Spain. 
   
 
Yours sincerely,
  
 
TONY TAN KENG YAM
 
 
Letter from Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong to Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Spain Mariano Rajoy
 
18 August 2017
 
 
Dear Prime Minister Rajoy,
 
               On behalf of the Government of Singapore, I offer our heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims of the terrorist attack in Barcelona on 17 August 2017. Singapore strongly condemns this horrific attack. We are shocked by and deeply saddened to learn of the loss of lives. 
 
               As Spain mourns the victims, Singapore stands in solidarity with the Spanish people during this difficult time.               
 
 
Yours sincerely,
 
 
LEE HSIEN LOONG