Chinese FM extends condolences to Nice attack victims
Updated: 2016-07-15 16:10
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi meets with Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia on July 14. [Photo/Xinhua]
ULAANBAATAR - Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Friday extended condolences to the victims of an overnight attack in the French city of Nice and their families.
"The Chinese people stand in firm solidarity with the French people," Wang said in a meeting with his French counterpart Jean-Marc Ayrault on the sidelines of the ongoing 11th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Summit in Ulaanbaatar.
Ayrault, for his part, reaffirmed the high level of friendship between France and China and both countries' determination to tackle terrorism.
In a suspected terror attack, a truck rammed into a crowd marking the national day of France in Nice on Thursday evening, leaving at least 84 people dead. An anti-terror investigation has been launched.