The terror act that targeted children and teenagers that had gone to attend a concert at the Manchester Arena has drawn worldwide condemnation.
FULL STATEMENT FROM STATE HOUSE:
PRESIDENT LUNGU DEEPLY SHOCKED AT MANCHESTER TERROR ATTACK
LUSAKA, (Tuesday, 23rd May, 2017)
His Excellency Mr. Edgar Chagwa Lungu President of the Republic of Zambia has learnt with a deep sense of shock the horrific death of more than twenty people in the terror attack which occurred in Manchester City, Britain and which also left more than 50 people injured on Monday night.
The President has said Zambia unequivocally condemns terrorism in all its forms and manifestations, and that attacks of this nature, targeted at a youthful crowd clearly indicate the urgent need for concerted measures by the global community to combat terrorism and extremism.
“We in Zambia join progressive humanity to condemn in strongest terms acts of senseless violence such as this and pledge full support to Your Excellency and the people of the United Kingdom as they confront the ugly face of terrorism. Through various international arrangements, Zambia wishes to renew its commitment to global efforts to fight terrorism,” the President said.
The President said this in a letter addressed to the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Theresa May.
The President said the people of Zambia join the people of Britain in particular and the United Kingdom in general, in mourning the departed and prayed that the Almighty God will grant solace and fortitude to the bereaved families, and a quick recovery to the injured.
“On behalf of my Government, the people of Zambia and indeed on my own behalf, I wish to convey to Your Excellency, Mrs Theresa May, MP, the bereaved families and the people of Britain, our heartfelt sympathies and condolences on this tragic loss. Please accept, Your Excellency, the assurances of my highest consideration and esteem,” the President said.
SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT
(PRESS AND PUBLIC RELATIONS)