Singaporean leaders convey condolences on Russia's St. Petersburg metro attack

Source:Xinhua Published: 2017/4/4 20:57:30

Singaporean leaders wrote to their Russian counterparts, conveying condolences on the terror attack at the subway system in St. Petersburg, said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in a statement on Tuesday.

In the letter to Russian President Vladimir Putin, Singapore President Tony Tan Keng Yam conveyed heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims and wish those injured a speedy recovery on behalf of the people of Singapore.

Tan said he was deeply saddened to learn of the terror attack.

"Singapore strongly condemns this barbaric act of terror, and stands in solidarity with the people of Russia at this difficult time," the president wrote.

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong wrote to his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev, saying he was shocked to hear of the attack.

Singapore strongly condemns this senseless act of terror and stands in solidarity with Russia, Lee wrote.

"On behalf of the government of Singapore, I convey my deepest condolences to the bereaved families and wish the injured a quick recovery," he added.

The bombing in the subway system in St. Petersburg on Monday has killed 14 people, Russian Health Minister Veronika Skvortsova said Tuesday.

Russian officials have described the bombing as an act of terror.

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