Vietnam strongly condemns Nice attack hinh anh 1Police are examining the scene of the attack in Nice city, France. (Source: VNA/AFP)

Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam strongly condemns the terrorism attack in France’s Nice city which is bloody and inhumane, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Le Hai Binh said on July 15.

“We are filled with consternation receiving news of the attack in Nice city on July 14, which left dozens of people dead and many others injured,” the spokesperson Le Hai Binh said in reply to reporters’ question on Vietnam’s response to the attack.

Vietnam offers profound condolences to the French Government, people and families of the victims, and strongly believes that the French Government and people will soon overcome the difficult moment, he said.

Answering a question on whether there were Vietnamese victims in the attack, Head of the Foreign Ministry’s Consular Affairs Department Ly Quoc Tuan said until now the department has not received any information confirming that there were Vietnamese victims in the attack.

According to Tuan, immediately after receiving information [about the attack], the Foreign Ministry instructed the Vietnamese Embassy in France to urgently work with local agencies and the Associations of Vietnamese in France to obtain information relating to Vietnamese citizens.

The Vietnamese Embassy in France is continuing to work with local agencies to clarify information and is ready to give support and assistance to Vietnamese citizens in need of help, he said.

The department has launched a round-the-clock hotline at +84981848484 to receive information relating to Vietnamese citizens facing difficulty.-VNA