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Foreign Minister Steinmeier on the attacks in Thailand

12.08.2016 - Press release

Foreign Minister Steinmeier issued the following statement today (12 August) on the attacks in Thailand:

Last night, Thailand was hit by a series of attacks that targeted both local people and tourists in busy places. We were also shocked by this in Germany, as many Germans feel a close affinity with Thailand. Thousands of Germans regularly spend their holidays there.

I condemn these attacks in the strongest possible terms. Our thoughts today are with the victims and their families and friends. We wish those injured a speedy recovery. It is not yet clear who was behind the attacks. However, one thing is clear ‑ no political goal justifies violence and attacks against innocent people.

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