VN’s leaders offer sympathy to New Zealand over shooting incidents

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New Zealand’s national flag flying at half-mast following the shooting incidents in Christchurch on March 15 (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Party
General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan
Phuc and Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh have sent
messages of sympathy to New Zealand over the shooting incidents in Christchurch
on March 15.

The messages were addressed to New Zealand’s Governor General Dame Patsy Reddy, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Winston Peters.

An attacker armed with semi-automatic weapons rampaged through two mosques in the quiet New Zealand city of Christchurch on March 15, killing 49 worshippers and wounding dozens more.-VNA

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