ALGERIAN PRESIDENT CONDEMNS ATTACKS IN JAPAN, FRANCE

ALGIERS, -- Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has sent a message of condolence to Japan's Emperor Akihito, in which he strongly condemned the barbaric attack which targeted a centre for the disabled in Sagamihara in Kanagawa Prefecture, where 19 people were killed and 25 others wounded.

"I received with deep sorrow the news of the barbaric attack which targeted a centre for the disabled in Sagamihara (Kanagawa)," wrote the President in his message Tuesday.

"While strongly condemning this vile act, I present on behalf of the people and the government of Algeria and on my own behalf my deepest condolences and extend to the victims' families, my deep sympathy in this painful ordeal, wishing a speedy recovery to the injured," said the Head of State

President Bouteflika also sent a message to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, expressing the condemnation by Algeria of the barbaric attack.

The Head of State also send a message to Francois Hollande of France expressing Algeria's condemnation of the terrorist attack perpetrated in a church in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray and Algeria's solidarity with France in such a tragic moment.

"It is with strong emotion that I learnt the terrible news of the terrorist attack on a church in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, during which a priest was killed in the most despicable manner while another person was injured," wrote President Bouteflika in Tuesday's message to Hollande.

"In those painful circumstances and facing this unacceptable act committed in a place of worship, I convey, on my own name and on behalf of the Algerian government and people, our heartfelt condolences and our deepest sympathies," said the Head of the State.

"Algeria, which is deeply chocked, condemns in the strongest terms this act that no ends can justify. Islam which makes sacred the human life and respects the other religions of the book can in no way be linked to such a barbaric crime."

Source: Name News Network