|Hon. Tony Abbott, Australian Prime Minister|
President of the United Republic of Tanzania, His Excellency Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete has sent a condolence message to the Prime Minister of the Australian Government, Honourable Tony Abbott (MP) following the Sydney café siege which occurred on the 16th December, 2014 and claimed the lives of two people.
The message reads as follows:
Tony Abbott (MP)
Prime Minister of Australia,
Honourable Prime Minister,
I am deeply saddened by the Sydney cafe siege on the 16th December 2014 that claimed the lives of 2 people. The attack was indeed received with great shock in my country particularly at this time when the world is seen to be working together to end the scourge.
As the people of Australia continue to grieve for the loss of their loved ones, the Government and the people of the United Republic of Tanzania reiterates its continued support to the Australian Government on the fight against terrorism and wish the bereft families a full and fast recovery from the tumor.
Please accept, Honourable Prime Minister the assurances of my highest consideration”.
Issued by: THE MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION, DAR ES SALAAM
18TH DECEMBER, 2014