Messages of condolence following the terror attack in Nice, France
July 15, 2016
1. Following the terror attack that occurred in Nice, France, in which a truck crashed into a crowd who gathered to watch Bastille Day fireworks, causing numerous casualties, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent the following message to H.E. Mr.François Hollande, President of France on July 15.
“I am deeply shocked to learn that a truck crashed into a crowd who gathered to watch Bastille Day fireworks, causing numerous casualties in Nice. I firmly condemn this terrorist act in the strongest terms. I would like to pray for the deceased, and express my heartfelt sympathy to the injured and their families. On behalf of the Japanese Government and people, I would like to express my strong solidarity to the French Government and people who share universal values with us. In this time of difficulties, Japan stands with France. Japan will continue to closely cooperate with France in tackling challenges facing the international community including counter-terrorism.”
2. Minister of Foreign Affairs Fumio Kishida also sent his message in the same line to H.E. Mr.Jean-Marc Ayrault, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development, the French Republic on July 15.