State President Truong Tan Sang and Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on January 8 sent messages of condolences to their French counterparts Francois Hollande and Manuel Valls, respectively, over a terror attack on the weekly Charlie Hebdo’s headquarters in Paris on January 7.

The same day, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh also offered condolences to French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius.

On January 7, three gunmen attacked Charlie Hebdo’s headquarters, shooting dead 12 people and injuring many others.

At the Foreign Ministry’s regular press conference in Hanoi on January 8, Deputy Spokesperson Pham Thu Hang said the attack is brutal and unacceptable when responding to a question on the country’s viewpoint on the attack.

She stated Vietnam condemns terror activities in any form.

Vietnam sends deep condolences to the French Government, people and bereaved families and believes that the instigators will soon be severely punished, she added.-VNA