Nicosia, July 15, 2016/ Independent Balkan News Agency
By Haris Stefanatos
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cyprus strongly condemns the cowardly terrorist attack carried out on Bastille Day in Nice, France, targeting innocent people and leaving behind numerous casualties. It is tragic that the victims of this senseless attack were targeted while celebrating the extraordinary resilience and democratic values that have made France an inspiration to the entire world.
The Ministry expresses sincere condolences and sympathy to the victims’ families, the Government and the people of the French Republic.
Cyprus will continue to stand firmly with the French people during this time of tragedy and alongside France in the fight against terrorism. Cyprus reaffirms its condemnation of terrorism in all its forms and calls on all concerned to combine and intensify their efforts to combat this scourge and put an end to such heinous crimes.