H.E Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, President of the United Republic of Tanzania has sent a condolence message to H.E. Xi Jinping, President of the People’s Republic of China following a terrorist attack that killed 28 people and injuring more than 130 others.
The message reads as follows;
“H.E. Xi JINPING,
President of the People´s Republic of China,
Your Excellency and Dear Friend,
I have received with great shock and sadness, the devastating news on the terrorist attack that occurred on the 1st March, 2014, at the square and ticket hall of the Railway Station of Kunming, Capital of China´s South West Yunnan Province, killing at least 28 civilians and injuring more than 130 others.
In this tragic moment and ordeal, I wish, on behalf of the Government and People of the United Republic of Tanzania, and indeed on my own behalf, to convey our deepest condolences to Your Excellency, and through you, to the Government and People of China, especially the family of the victims who have lost their loved ones and who have been severely injured by the attacks.
My government strongly condemns the attacks and calls for the perpetrator to be brought to justice to face the crimes committed.
During this period of mourning, we share with you, your pain over this irreparable loss and pray to the Almighty God to comfort the bereaved families and grant the People of China courage and fortitude to carry on with their daily lives.
May God the Almighty rest the souls of the deceased in eternal peace.
Please accept your Excellency and Dear Friend, the assurances of my highest consideration”.
ISSUED BY: THE MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION, DAR ES SALAAM
4TH MARCH, 2014