“We strongly condemn such attacks and are expressing solidarity with the families of those killed and injured. We hope that it will definitely not change the attitude of neither France, nor allies, including us, to terrorism,” the minister told BNS on Wednesday.
In his words, this attack in France “is one of the reminders that such terror attacks have no borders and nobody is safe from such incidents”.
“Therefore when we speak about unity in efforts and attitudes, and not only in politics but also in terms of specific actions against terrorism, we don’t need to have any illusion that it has nothing to do with us and it has to do with someone else. It’s a common challenge for everyone, for the whole civilization, for all countries,” the Lithuanian foreign minister said.
Earlier in the day, at least 11 people, including two police officers, were shot dead and several people were injured when two men armed with Kalashnikovs and rocket-propelled grenades stormed into the office of the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo.
The weekly rose to prominence in 2006 when it reprinted a caricature of Prophet Muḥammad, first printed by Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten.
The Charlie Hebdo also came under attack n November, 2017 when a Molotov cocktail was thrown into the building housing its office.