NATO - North Atlantic Treaty Organisation

14 May. 2011

Secretary General expresses condolences to Pakistan

The NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen condemned the twin suicide bombing in Pakistan that killed at least 80 people, in a letter to Pakistani president Asif Ali Zardari.

 "It is with shock and sadness that I learned the death of some 80 paramilitary cadets killed in a terrorist attack," said the Secretary General.  "I would like to convey through you my heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims and the Pakistani armed forces", Rasmussen stressed in his letter to the Pakistani president.. 

"This attack is a stark reminder that Pakistan and Allies must stand united to defeat the scourge of violent extremism," concluded the NATO Secretary General.
 

Last updated: 16-May-2011 11:34