SINGAPORE - President Tony Tan Keng Yam and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong have both written to their French counterparts on the recent Paris attack in the offices of the satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo.
In his letter to President Francois Hollande of the French Republic, President Tan said: "On behalf of the people of Singapore, I extend our condolences and sympathies to those who have been injured and the families who have lost loved ones in the attack."
Prime Minister Lee extended his condolences to French Prime Minister Manuel Valls and expressed his shock upon learning of the attack that had claimed so many lives.
He said: "Singapore strongly condemns this savage act of terror. It reminds us that terrorism and extremism pose a serious threat to all civilised societies, and that it is totally wrong, and contrary to the values of all religious faiths, to invoke religion to justify such savagery."
Both letters were sent yesterday.