Vietnam condemns Paris attacks

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Police secure the area close Jules Ferry Square in central Paris, on November 13, 2015. A number of people were killed and others injured in a series of gun attacks across Paris. Photo: AFP Police secure the area close Jules Ferry Square in central Paris, on November 13, 2015. A number of people were killed and others injured in a series of gun attacks across Paris. Photo: AFP

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Vietnam vehemently condemns the wave of deadly attacks on civilians in Paris on Friday night that left at least 120 people dead, the foreign ministry spokesman has said.
“We share the great losses that the French government, people and families of the victims are suffering,” Spokesman Le Hai Binh said this monrning.
“We believe … that the culprits will be punished justly,” he said.
According to him, the Vietnamese embassy in France has been ordered to liaise with relevant French agencies to “learn about the situation of Vietnamese people at the sites of the attacks.”
In case there are Vietnamese victims, the Embassy must coordinate with French authorised agencies to provide support for and protect the citizens, Binh added.
The embassy has cited the French foreign ministry’s crisis centre as saying that details about the victims’ nationalities were not available yet.
It said it will promptly take measures in case there is any victim confirmed as Vietnamese national.
The embassy has also set up two hotlines for receiving information about possible Vietnamese victims: 00.33.67.7622624 and 00.33.66.3541759.
Related information can also be notified via another two hotlines of the Vietnamese Foreign Ministry’s Consular Department: 084.4.62844844 and +84981848484.

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