Vietnam calls on int'l unity in fighting terrorism after bus attack



Sat, 29 Dec 2018 - 12:12 GMT


Sat, 29 Dec 2018 - 12:12 GMT

Foreign Ministry's Spokeswoman Lê Thị Thu Hằng - Photo from Vietnam News

Foreign Ministry's Spokeswoman Lê Thị Thu Hằng - Photo from Vietnam News

CAIRO - 29 December 2018: Vietnam has condemned the terrorist attack that killed four people, including three Vietnamese tourists, and injured many more in Cairo on Friday, according to Việt Nam daily newspaper.

The Vietnamese website identified one of the victims as as 46-year-old Nguyễn Thúy Quỳnh who was travelling with her husband Lê Đức Minh. He suffered injuries to his hand, the website quoted Thanh Niên (Young People) newspaper.

Meanwhile Lê Thị Thu Hằng, a spokeperson of the Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, is calling on the Egyptian government to act fast and find and punish those responsible for the terror attack.

The Egyptian government said it has been communicating with the Vietnamese embassy in Egypt to keep it updated with all the needed information about the attack. The tourist bus drove away of the police forces that were supposed to secure its path, according to Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly on Friday.

President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi is closely following all of Marioteya bus terrorist attack updates along with the ministers and security bodies. Top prosecutor ordered investigations into the attack, and a police hunt was launched to arrest the perpetrators.

For its part, Vietnam has called on all governments and their people "to stand united in the fight against terrorism in an uncompromising way to build a peaceful life and to ensure safe travel for people around the world," according to the Vietnamese website.

Hằng added that Vietnam appreciates the efforts of the Government and the people of Egypt in supporting the treatment and protection of Vietnamese citizens attacked in this incident.

Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc had sent his deepest condolences to the families of the victims.

The Prime Minister instructed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to immediately implement necessary measures to protect Vietnamese citizens in Egypt.



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