12:54 Jul. 15, 2016
"More needs to be done to fight extremist attacks"
World leaders agreed that more efforts should to be done to fight extremist attacks, France's foreign minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said on the sidelines of ASEM summit in Mongolia on Friday (July 15).
European and Asian politicians and diplomats expressed their support and solidarity with France after the terror attack on Bastille Day in Nice claimed live of more than 80 people.
President of the European Council Donald Tusk has called the attack "a tragic paradox", meaning that the object of the assault were people, celebrating freedom, equality and fraternity.
Donald Tusk reminded that Europe stays united with France in the fight against violence and hatred.
Tragiczny paradoks: obiektem ataku w Nicei byli ludzie świętujący wolność, równość i braterstwo. Europa w żałobie.— Donald Tusk (@donaldtusk) July 15, 2016
President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker has also expressed his solidarity with the French people.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel condemned the "mass murder in Nice" saying the following: "Words cannot express what connects us with our French friends in these painful hours. This terrible attack happened on their national holiday, a holiday which is a day of pride but has now become a day of great mourning."
President of Ukraine has also offered condolences to France following the deadly attack.
Жахливий теракт в Ніцці. Шокований.— Петро Порошенко (@poroshenko) July 14, 2016
Разом з усім українським народом висловлюю співчуття родинам загиблих у Франції pic.twitter.com/zIs6V32riB
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau also took to Twitter to send a message to those in France.
Canadians are shocked by tonight's attack in Nice. Our sympathy is with the victims, and our solidarity with the French people.— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) July 14, 2016
US President Barack Obama slammed "what appears to be a horrific terrorist attack in Nice, France."
Leaders of the eastern European and Baltic nations has also united in condemning the attack.
Our hearts are with France. #pray4nice— Dalia Grybauskaitė (@Grybauskaite_LT) July 15, 2016
My deepest condolences. Estonia stands with the citizens of #Nice, with France and the French people. We all mourn on this dark day.— toomas hendrik ilves (@IlvesToomas) July 15, 2016
Condamn ferm atacul înfiorător care a avut loc azi noapte la Nisa, de Ziua Națională a Franței. Teroarea a lovit... https://t.co/slmimn2liC— Klaus Iohannis (@KlausIohannis) July 15, 2016