President condemns Istanbul attack

President condemns Istanbul attack

New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday condemned the Istanbul airport terror attack and urged the world to remain united “in its resolve to fight terrorism”.

“I strongly condemn the terrorist attack on the Ataturk International Airport in Istanbul,” Mukherjee said in a statement.

“India reiterates its solidarity with the people of Turkey in this difficult hour. Our heart and prayers are with the bereaved families as well as those injured in the attacks,” he said.

At least 41 persons were killed and over 145 others injured in gun and bomb attack at Europe’s third busiest airport on Tuesday night.

President Mukherjee greets Congo on National Day

New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday greeted the people of Democratic Republic of Congo on their National Day and said that bilateral engagement with the central African nation have expanded.

“I have the pleasure to convey warm greetings and felicitations to you and to the friendly people of the Democratic Republic of Congo on the occasion of your National Day,” Mukherjee said in a message to DR Congo’s President Joseph Kabila Kabange.

“Our engagement has expanded steadily in recent years, particularly in the areas of trade and development cooperation,” he said in a statement issued here.

“I am confident that our close and friendly relations will continue to strengthen in the years ahead”.

Democratic Republic of Congo is a central African country and celebrates its National Day on June 30.

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