BRATISLAVA, July 15 (Xinhua) -- Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico expressed his sorrow on Friday to families of victims of the terrorist attack in Nice, France on Thursday night.
"I'm very sorry for all those people that got killed or injured during this heinous terror attack. This is an incident that will be stirring affairs for several months and not just in Europe, but worldwide, as these terror attacks are happening in all corners of the world," stated Fico, whose country currently holds the presidency of the Council of the EU.
Fico explained he had been in contact with the Slovak Embassy in France and Slovakia's security forces ever since the incident.
"The interior ministry is ready to offer air transport to people in Nice and its vicinity," noted Fico.
At least 84 people have been killed and dozens more injured, when a truck hit a crowd of people celebrating Bastille Day in the harbor city of Nice in southeastern France. The attack took place after the fireworks at the busy Promenade des Anglais around 10:30 p.m. local time (2030 GMT).