LONDON: Abu Dhabi’s crown prince condemned on Sunday recent terror attacks in France.
During a phone call with French President Emmanuel Macron, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed rejected hate speech and said there was no justification for terrorism or violence, UAE state news agency WAM reported.
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Sheikh Mohammed added that recent terror attacks in France go against the teachings of all Abrahamic religions that preach peace, love, tolerance and the sanctity of life.
The crown prince extended his condolences to Macron and said that the UAE is clear about its position as an Arab and Muslim country that places great importance on tolerance and cooperation.
Three people were killed in a church in Nice on Thursday after a young Tunisian attacker went on a knife rampage.
The attack at Notre-Dame Basilica was followed by another in the French city of Lyon on Saturday during which a Greek Orthodox priest was shot and critically wounded while closing the door to his church.