UAE CONDEMNS TERRORIST ATTACK IN AUSTRALIA

ABU DHABI, Dec 17 — UAE strongly condemned the “terrorist” act which targeted innocent civilians in a cafe in the Australian city of Sydney on Monday night.

Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al-Nahyan condemned, in a statement quoted by UAE news agency (WAM), the “terrorist act in Sydney,” describing it as an “ugly act.”

The minister added that such incident “strengthens our commitment to confront the phenomena of extremism and terrorism, which do not distinguish between religions and peoples and which represent a serious danger to all civilised nations and societies, without discrimination.

“Such acts,” he noted, “highlight the importance of all countries and nations standing together to join their efforts to confront such actions and to eradicate them.

“Our well-intentioned struggle against these vicious crimes,” Sheikh Abdullah said, adding “requires that all of us co-operate together, firmly and wisely.

“The Government and people of the United Arab Emirates,” he added

SOURCE: KUNA