The scene of the attack in Nice (Photo: DM)

Hanoi (VNA) – Leaders of Asian and European countries to the 11th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Summit in Mongolia on July 15 issued a statement condemning “heinous and cowardly terrorist attacks”, including the truck attack in France’s Nice city that claimed at least 84 lives.

Following is the full text of the statement.

“1. We, the Heads of State and of Government of Asia and Europe, the President of the European Council, President of the European Commission, and the Secretary General of ASEAN, meeting in Ulaanbaatar on 15-16 July 2016, reiterated our strong unequivocal condemnation of terrorism in all its forms and manifestations committed by whomever, wherever and for whatever purposes.

2. Following the recent terrorist attacks in Europe and Asia and in many other places, as we have seen in Nice a few hours before our Summit, we strongly condemn the heinous and cowardly terrorist attacks perpetrated, resulting in the unacceptable loss of innocent lives and countless injuries.

3. We express our deep sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims, to the people and to the governments of various countries which have suffered from terrorist attacks resulting in the loss of innocent lives. We reaffirm our commitment to join forces to fight the plague of terrorism and underline the need to bring to justice those responsible for the attacks in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations and other obligations under international law.”-VNA