Vietnam angered as Vietnamese tourists killed in terror blast in Egypt

Update: 16:56 | 29/12/2018
Vietnam on Saturday condemned a bomb blast that killed three and injured ten Vietnamese in Cairo, demanding that Egypt soon opens a probe into the act of terror.
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A roadside bomb blast hit a tour bus carrying 14 Vietnamese and an Egyptian guide on Friday, less than 4km from Egypt’s world-famous Giza pyramids. The blast killed 3 Vietnamese tourists and the Egyptian guide, while injured the other ten passengers.

Vietnam strongly condemns such an act of terror and demands that Egypt investigate to find and punish those responsible for the attack, Le Thi Thu Hang, Spokesperson of the Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said on Saturday afternoon.

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Foreign Ministry's Spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang. (Photo: Nguyễn Hồng)

Hang added that Vietnam appreciates the Egyptian government and people’s efforts in providing medical treatment and protection for affected Vietnamese citizens.

“Vietnam calls on governments and people of countries to show solidarity against terrorism” to build a peaceful life and ensure safe travel for civilians around the world, Hang stressed.

Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has extended his condolences to families of the victims, according to the spokesperson.

The PM has asked the Foreign Ministry to employ immediate necessary measures to protect Vietnamese citizens in Egypt, as well as to provide support to the victims. PM Phuc also demanded that Egyptian authorities create favor conditions for families of the victims to travel to Cairo.

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