A police officer stands next to a perimeter set in front a 'Brioche doree' bakery before French Mayor of Lyon's visit on May 25, 2019 the day after a suspected package bomb blast along a pedestrian street in the heart of Lyon, southeast France. Image Credit: AFP

Abu Dhabi: The UAE has condemned the package bomb explosion in Lyon, east France, on Friday, which left scores of injured.

In a statement, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, said that, 'The UAE strongly condemns and rejects such acts of sabotage which aimed at destabilising France's security and stability.'' The Ministry reiterated the UAE's unwavering stance against various forms of violence and sabotage which target everyone regardless of religion and race and whatever its origin. It called on the international community to unite to confront this serious scourge and eradicate it from its roots to ensure the security and peace of the world.

The Ministry wished for the speedy recovery of all those injured.