Vietnam strongly condemns shooting attacks in New Zealand

Saturday, 2019-03-16 11:32:25
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Streets leading to attacked mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, are besieged after the incidents (Photo: AFP/VNA)
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NDO/VNA – Vietnam strongly condemns the terrorist attacks on March 15 that caused great fatalities to innocent civilians in the New Zealand city of Christchurch, spokesperson of the Foreign Ministry Le Thi Thu Hang said the same day.

Responding to reporters’ questions on Vietnam’s reaction to the shooting attacks, Hang said Vietnam extends its deepest condolences to the New Zealand Government, the victims and their families.

The spokesperson stressed that Vietnam believes the Government and people of New Zealand, with their firm will and resolve, will soon overcome the loss and the instigators of the attacks will receive their due punishment.
The Vietnamese Embassy in New Zealand has affirmed that there is no report on any Vietnamese victims in the shooting attacks.
The embassy said, as of 16:14 hours on March 15, the number of dead victims was reported at 49, while 48 others were injured in the incidents.

The Foreign Ministry has instructed the embassy to keep up to date with related developments, maintain constant contact with the local authorities and take citizen protection measures when necessary.

In case of needing support, Vietnamese nationals are advised to contact the Vietnamese Embassy in New Zealand via the hotline +6421898814 or Vietnam’s citizen protection hotline +84 981 8484 84.