Ethiopia: AU condemns terrorist attack in Nice, France

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Calling for enhanced international cooperation in the fight against international terrorism, African Union (AU) Commission Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma has strongly condemned the horrific terror attack which claimed over 80 lives early Friday in Nice, France.

An attacker drove a lorry into a crowd celebrating the Bastille Day national holiday and killed innocent civilians. Many others were injured.

In a statement made available to PANA in Addis Ababa, the Chairperson expressed the AU’s solidarity with the Government and people of France, offered her condolences to the bereaved families and wished speedy recovery to the injured.

Dlamini Zuma also reaffirmed the AU’s strong rejection of all acts of terrorism and violent extremism which, she said, "have no place in modern society."

The Chairperson reiterated the AU’s commitment to continue to work with France, other countries of the European Union, and the international community at large, in the fight against terrorism and violent extremism.

She called for renewed efforts to share terrorism-related information, intelligence and data as a strategy to identify and track terrorists globally.
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15 july 2016 16:50:04

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