Vietnam condemns terror attacks in Indonesia

Monday, 2018-05-14 22:22:05
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The site of an attack in East Java province, Indonesia (Source: EPA-EFE/VNA)
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NDO/VNA – Vietnam strongly condemns the recent terror attacks in Surabaya city of Indonesia, including inhuman attacks at three churches in the early morning of May 13 that left many civilians dead and injured, said the Vietnamese Foreign Ministry’s spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang.

Hang made the remarks on May 14 while answering reporters’ question regarding Vietnam’s response to the recent terror attacks in Surabaya city.

“We extend our deepest sympathy to the Indonesian Government and families of the victims,” she said, noting that Vietnam supports the Indonesian Government’s efforts in combating terrorism and believes that masterminds behind the attacks will be punished properly.

Also on May 14, President Tran Dai Quang and Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc cabled messages of condolences to Indonesian President Joko Widodo over the recent terror attacks in Surabaya city of Indonesia.

The same day, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh also expressed his sympathy to Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi.