29/12/2018 23:13 GMT+7 print

PM extends sympathy to families of victims in Egypt’s deadly bomb blast

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has conveyed sympathy to the families of victims in a deadly roadside bomb blast in Egypt on December 28.
The Prime Minister directed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) to conduct citizen protection, support treatment for the injured and facilitate conditions for their relatives to come Egypt to perform relevant procedures.
Vietnam strongly condemns the terror act that killed and injured many Vietnamese nationals. Vietnam requests Egyptian authorities to carry out an inspection to look for and mete out fitting punishment to attackers, the ministry’s spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang said.
She said on December 29 that Vietnam highly appreciates cooperation from the government and people of Egypt in helping treatment and citizen protection for the Vietnamese victims.
Vietnam calls on countries to join hands to fight terrorism to ensure the peaceful life and safe travelling for citizens across around the world, she added.
Earlier, the MoFA contacted the Egyptian Embassy in Vietnam, proposing granting emergency visas to relatives of the victims, in order to help them to come Egypt soon to solve interests of the victims.
The Ministry also instructed the Vietnamese Embassy in Egypt to continue keeping close watch on the situation and work closely with local authorised agencies to ensure legitimate rights of Vietnamese citizens.
Three Vietnamese tourists and an Egyptian were killed in Egypt when a roadside bomb blast hit their tour bus near the world-famous Giza pyramids at 18:15 of December 28 (Egypt time).
There were 18 people on the bus at that time, including 15 Vietnamese tourists and three Egyptians, said the Vietnamese Embassy in Egypt.
Of the 12 Vietnamese injuries, 10 are seriously injured and being treated in hospital.-VNA/VNP