Singaporean leaders convey condolences on terror attack in London

By on March 23, 2017


Singapore's President Tony Tan Keng Yam and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong have written to their counterparts in the United Kingdom to convey condolences on the terrorist attack in Westminster, London on Wednesday, said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in a statement on Thursday. (Photo: Gordon Wrigley/Flickr)
Singapore’s President Tony Tan Keng Yam and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong have written to their counterparts in the United Kingdom to convey condolences on the terrorist attack in Westminster, London on Wednesday, said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in a statement on Thursday. (Photo: Gordon Wrigley/Flickr)

SINGAPORE—Singapore’s President Tony Tan Keng Yam and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong have written to their counterparts in the United Kingdom to convey condolences on the terrorist attack in Westminster, London on Wednesday, said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in a statement on Thursday.

In the letter to Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom, President Tony Tan said he was deeply saddened by the vicious attack in Westminster which resulted in many casualties.

“On behalf of the people of Singapore, I convey our deepest condolences to the families who lost their loved ones, and whose lives have been affected by this horrific incident,” said President Tan.

Meanwhile, President Tan stressed that Singapore stands in solidarity with the United Kingdom during this difficult time, and in the broader fight against terror.

PM Lee wrote to Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Theresa May, reiterating Singapore’s stand on terror attack.

“Singapore strongly condemns this attack, and stands in solidarity with the United Kingdom against such acts that attempt to incite fear, create divisions and disrupt our lives,” said PM Lee.

The prime minister also said he was “shocked” to learn of the terrorist attack in Westminster, and he would like to convey condolences to the bereaved families and wish the injured a quick recovery.

“I am confident that the British people will overcome this challenging period with dignity and fortitude,” wrote PM Lee in the letter.

The terror attack in Westminster on Wednesday killed four people, including one police officer, and injured at least 40 others.