President Tony Tan Keng Yam has written to François Hollande, President of the French Republic; Abdelaziz Bouteflika, President of the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria; and Blaise Compaoré, President of Burkina Faso to convey his condolences over the tragic crash of Air Algerie flight AH 5017.

                Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has written to Manuel Valls, Prime Minister of the French Republic to convey his condolences over the crash. The texts of the letters are appended.

                There have been no reports of Singaporean victims thus far.  Singaporeans who require consular assistance should contact the MFA Duty Office (24-hours) at

                Ministry of Foreign Affairs Duty Office

                Tel: 6379 8800, 6379 8855 (24 hours)

                Fax: 6476 7302

                Email: mfa_duty_officer@mfa.gov.sg

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MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS

SINGAPORE

28 JULY 2014

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Condolence Letters from President Tony Tan Keng Yam

President of the French Republic François Hollande

25 July 2014

His Excellency François Hollande

President

French Republic

Your Excellency,

                   On behalf of the people of Singapore, I extend my condolences to you and the French people on the tragic loss of lives in the crash of the Air Algerie flight AH 5017. 

                   Our thoughts are with the families who have lost their loved ones so suddenly.  I wish them strength and resolve to carry on through this difficult time of sorrow.

Yours sincerely,

TONY TAN KENG YAM

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President of the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria Abdelaziz Bouteflika

25 July 2014

His Excellency Abdelaziz Bouteflika

President

People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria

Your Excellency,

                   I am saddened to learn about the tragic fate of Air Algerie flight AH 5017.  On behalf of the people of Singapore, I offer my heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims and the people of Algeria on the tragic loss of lives. 

                Our thoughts are with Your Excellency and your people during this difficult time of sorrow.

Yours sincerely,

TONY TAN KENG YAM     

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President of Burkina Faso Blaise Compaoré

25 July 2014

His Excellency Blaise Compaoré

President

Burkina Faso

Your Excellency,

                   On behalf of the people of Singapore, I would like to extend my most heartfelt condolences to you and the people of Burkina Faso on the tragic loss of lives on Air Algerie flight AH5017.

                   Our thoughts and prayers are with the grieving families who lost their loved ones in this time of sorrow.

Yours sincerely,

TONY TAN KENG YAM

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Condolence Letter from Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong

Prime Minister of the French Republic Manuel Valls

25 July 2014

Dear Prime Minister Valls,

                   I am deeply saddened to learn of the tragic crash of Air Algerie flight AH 5017, which had more than 50 French nationals on board.  On behalf of the Government and people of Singapore, I offer our condolences to you, the families of the victims, and the French people on this tragedy.  Nothing will bring the victims back, but I hope that their families will find the courage and strength to overcome their grief.

                   Our thoughts are with the families and the people of France during this sorrowful time.

Yours Sincerely,

LEE HSIEN LOONG

His Excellency Manuel Valls

Prime Minister

French Republic