Vietnam' Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh has expressed condolences to Bangladesh for the tragic loss of life in a "barbarous" terror attack in Dhaka on July 1.
Twenty people, many of them foreigners, were killed in the attack at the Holey Artisan Bakery in Dhaka on July 1. Forty others were injured.
Le Hai Binh, Spokesman of the Vietnamese Foreign Ministry, said on July 3 that Vietnam condemns terror activities in any form and considers the Dhaka attack barbarous and unacceptable.
“Vietnam sends heartfelt condolences to the Government and people of Bangladesh, the countries having their citizens killed, and families of the victims. We believe that the instigators will soon be punished appropriately,” he said.
There hasn’t been any information about Vietnamese citizens affected by the attack, Binh said.
According to him, staff members of the Vietnamese Embassy and the FPT company in Dhaka, located about 200 metres from the scene of the attack, are still safe.
They were advised to restrict their movements for a period of time and avoid crowded places after 6 pm every day, Hai said.