Nice Terror Attack: 'Assault on people celebrating liberty, equality and fraternity': World leaders condemn Nice attack

12:54 Jul. 15, 2016

'Assault on people celebrating liberty, equality and fraternity': World leaders condemn Nice attack

The European and the French national flag set of half staff at the French embassy in Berlin, Germany, Friday, July 15, 2016, to pay tribute to victims of an attack at the France city Nice (AP photo)

"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.

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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.

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. 

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau also took to Twitter to send a message to those in France.

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.

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