Vietnam condemns hostage-taking in Algeria

Vietnam strongly condemns the recent terrorist hostage crisis in Algeria, which resulted in severe civilian losses, said Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Luong Thanh Nghi in Hanoi on January 22. 

Making the statement in response to reporters’ questions on Vietnam’s reaction to the incident, Nghi expressed Vietnam’s deep condolences to the bereaved, the Algerian Government, and the countries that lost citizens. 

Vietnam supports the international community’s efforts to prevent terrorism, and holds that the guilty must be punished adequately, he added.

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