Romania’s President Klaus Iohannis on Wednesday extended condolences to his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron after a tragic armed attack that occurred in Strasbourg on Tuesday, underlining that Romania is with France in the fight against those who attack the lives of innocent people.
“I have learned with deep consternation about the tragic armed attack that took place in the centre of Strasbourg on the evening of December 11, 2018 that left people dead and injured. I want to convey, on behalf of the Romanian people and myself, condolences to the mourning families and wish a speedy recovery to the injured,” the Presidential Administration quotes Iohannis as saying in a press statement.
Iohannis also expressed the sympathy and solidarity of the Romanian people with the suffering that the French nation is currently experiencing, pointing out that Romania is with France in the fight against those who are attacking the lives of innocent people and the way of life of our societies.
PM Dancila: My thoughts go out to the victims and their families
Prime Minister Viorica Dancila conveyed on a message posted on Twitter that she was saddened by the news of the armed attack in Strasbourg, adding that her thoughts go out to the victims and their families.
“I was profoundly saddened by the terrible news from Strasbourg. I firmly condemn this attack on some innocent people, who just wanted to visit the Christmas fair. My thoughts go out to the victims and their families,” reads the PM’s message.
Four people were killed and eleven people got injured, out of whom seven people were reported to be in serious medical condition following the attack that occurred on Tuesday evening in Strasbourg central square, about which the authorities believe it had a terrorist motivation.