Vietnam is deeply concerned about and strongly condemns continuous terror attacks in Europe with the most recent being a knife attack against some civilians in the Finnish city of Turku on August 18, Vietnam's Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang has said.
|Vietnam's Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang
The statement was made on August 22 by the Vietnamese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang while replying to reporters’ question about Vietnam’s response to the knife attack against some civilians in the Finnish city of Turku, which killed and injured several people.
"We offer our condolences to the government and people of Finland and the bereaved, and believe that the terrorists will be properly punished," said Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Le Thi Thu Hang.
No Vietnamese citizens were victims of the deadly attack, the spokeswoman cited the Vietnamese Embassy in Finland as saying.
The Foreign Ministry has ordered the embassy to continue keeping a close watch on relevant developments and ready emergency support in case there are Vietnamese facing difficulties, Hang said.
According to Reuters, a man with a knife killed two people and wounded eight others in a stabbing rampage in a market square in the Finnish city of Turku on August 18.
Police shot the suspected attacker in the leg and arrested him. By Phung Nguyen