Germany, Japan condemn Uri attack, express solidarity with India
Japan and Germany on Tuesday joined the international community in condemning Sunday's cross-border terror attack from Pakistan on an army base at Uri in Jammu and Kashmir that claimed the lives of 18 Indian soldiers.
New Delhi: Japan and Germany on Tuesday joined the international community in condemning Sunday's cross-border terror attack from Pakistan on an army base at Uri in Jammu and Kashmir that claimed the lives of 18 Indian soldiers.
"The government of Japan strongly condemns the terrorist attack on the Indian base in Uri, Jammu and Kashmir, and extends its sincere condolences," Tokyo said in a statement,according to a tweet by External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup.
"Japan condemns terrorism in all forms regardless of its purposes and strongly reiterates that no act of terrorism can be justified," it said.
"Japan expresses its solidarity with India in its fight against terrorism."
In its statement, Germany said that it stood "firmly on the side of India in the fight against terrorism".
"Every country has the responsibility to take decisive action against terrorism, which emanates from its own territory," it stated.
Germany have a warm-up friendly against Denmark on Wednesday and another against Latvia on 7 June before starting their Euro 2020 campaign against France in Munich on 15 June.
Germany have their work cut out in Group F at the European Championship with holders Portugal and Hungary to come after the mouth-watering tie against the French in Munich.
After a two-year exile from international football, Thomas Mueller and Mats Hummels are set to crank up the volume on the pitch for Germany's bid to win Euro 2020.