Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr Vivian Balakrishnan has written to Philippine Secretary of Foreign Affairs Teodoro L. Locsin Jr. to offer condolences following the two bomb blasts on 24 August 2020 in Jolo, Sulu province, the Philippines.
The text of the letter is appended.
MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS
28 AUGUST 2020
28 August 2020
Honourable Teodoro L. Locsin Jr.
Secretary of Foreign Affairs
Republic of the Philippines
Dear Secretary Locsin,
I was saddened by the tragic loss of lives in the twin bombing attacks in Jolo, Sulu Province on 24 August 2020. Please accept my sincere condolences for the victims and their families. I wish those injured a speedy recovery.
Singapore strongly condemns this act of violence on innocent civilians, which is particularly heinous at a time when the world, including the Philippines, is fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. We are confident that the Philippine authorities will be able to swiftly stabilise the situation in Jolo, and bring the perpetrators of this attack to justice. Our thoughts are with the people of the Philippines during this difficult time.
DR VIVIAN BALAKRISHNAN
Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Kingdom of Thailand