Vietnam strongly condemns shooting attacks in New Zealand

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. 


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Streets leading to attacked mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand are besieged after the incidents


Responding to reporters’ questions on Vietnam’s reaction to the shooting attacks, Hang said Vietnam extends the 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.

An attacker armed with semi-automatic weapons rampaged through two mosques in the Christchurch on March 15, killing 49 worshippers and wounding dozens more.

Vietnamese leaders offer sympathy to New Zealand over shooting incidents

Party General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh have sent messages of sympathy to New Zealand over the shooting incidents in Christchurch on March 15. 

The messages were addressed to New Zealand’s Governor General Dame Patsy Reddy, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Winston Peters. 

An attacker armed with semi-automatic weapons rampaged through two mosques in the quiet New Zealand city of Christchurch on March 15, killing 49 worshippers and wounding dozens more.

No Vietnamese victim in shooting attacks in New Zealand

The Vietnamese Embassy in New Zealand has affirmed that there is no report on any Vietnamese victim in the shooting attacks in Christchurch, New Zealand, on March 15. 

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 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.

VNA

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