Romania's President Klaus Iohannis on Wednesday extended condolences to his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron after a tragic armed attack that occurred in Strasbourg on Tuesday, underlining that Romania is with France in the fight against those who attack the lives of innocent people.
"I have learned with deep consternation about the tragic armed attack that took place in the centre of Strasbourg on the evening of December 11, 2018 that left people dead and injured. I want to convey, on behalf of the Romanian people and myself, condolences to the mourning families and wish a speedy recovery to the injured," the Presidential Administration quotes Iohannis as saying in a press statement.
Iohannis also expressed the sympathy and solidarity of the Romanian people with the suffering that the French nation is currently experiencing, pointing out that Romania is with France in the fight against those who are attacking the lives of innocent people and the way of life of our societies.
An armed attack took place Tuesday evening near the Christmas Market in central Strasbourg, a town near the German border. The attack left at least two dead and 11 injured, some of them critically so, according to French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner.