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Premier Li calls French counterpart to extend condolences over Nice attacks

Updated: Jul 15,2016 5:36 PM     Xinhua

Premier Li Keqiang on July 15 called his French counterpart Manuel Valls to extend his condolences to the victims of an attack in the French city of Nice.

Premier Li expressed strong outrage and condemnation over the deadly attack, and his deep grief to the victims, extending sincere solicitude to the injured and families of the victims.

Premier Li made the call while attending the 11th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Summit in Ulan Bator, Mongolia.

The Chinese government and people share the anguish of the French people and stand steadfast with them, the Premier said.

China will work with France and the international community to strengthen counter-terrorism cooperation, and safeguard justice and peace in the world.

The latest media reports put the death toll of the attack in Nice at 80. French President Francois Hollande has said the nature of terrorism behind the attack “can not be denied.”