No Singaporeans affected by Brussels blast: MFA

SINGAPORE - The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) has confirmed on Tuesday (March 22) that there are no reports of Singaporeans affected by the blasts in Brussels, Belgium which happened yesterday.

In a statement released on Tuesday, MFA said that the Singapore embassy in Brussels is closely monitoring the situation and contacting registered Singaporeans in the city to ascertain their safety. The embassy is also in close contact with the Belgian authorities.

"MFA is shocked to learn of the explosions in Brussels. We condemn these terrorist attacks which resulted in the loss of many innocent lives," the statement said.

"We express our deepest condolences to the families of the victims, and wish the injured a speedy recovery."

On Tuesday, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong had also written a condolence letter to Belgian's Prime Minister Charles Michel.

He said: "I am shocked to hear of the terrorist attacks which claimed many innocent lives in Brussels on 22 March 2016. Singapore strongly condemns these appalling acts. Our thoughts are with the families of the victims. We stand in solidarity with Belgium in the fight against terror."

The shocking terrorist attacks in Brussels today remind us yet again of the serious and continuing threat of terrorism....

Posted by Lee Hsien Loong onĀ Tuesday, March 22, 2016