China News Service, Brussels, October 29 (Reporter De Yongjian) EU member states collectively supported France on the 29th and condemned the attacks against France in "the strongest words."
In response to the new crown pneumonia epidemic, leaders of EU member states held a special summit via video on the same day.
On the evening of the 29th local time, the European Council issued a joint statement on behalf of the leaders of its member states, expressing shock and sadness over the "terrorist attacks" in France. "We condemn these attacks in the strongest terms that are equivalent to attacking the common values of the European Union." .
The statement stated that EU member states will stand firmly on the side of France, unite with the French people and the French government, and jointly fight terrorism and violent extremism. At the same time, it calls on leaders from all over the world to strive to promote inter-community and religious exchange Dialogue and understanding, rather than creating divisions.
On the 29th, there were successive attacks in France.
On the morning of the 29th local time, a man attacked with a knife near the Notre Dame Cathedral in Nice, killing at least 3 people and injuring several others. The assailant was arrested afterwards; according to media reports, Avigny, more than 200 kilometers away from Nice An attack also occurred in Ong City. A man attempted to attack the patrolling police with a knife and was shot dead by the police.
In addition, according to Saudi Arabian media reports, on the 29th, a man stabbed the guard of the French Consulate General in Jeddah with a knife. The assailant was arrested afterwards. In response to the threat of terrorism, the security level of anti-terrorism has been raised throughout France. highest.