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France's record-holder sprinter Christophe Lemaitre (4thL, 2nd row) attends a lecture with classmates on September 8, 2011 at the University of Savoie in the French Alpine town of Annecy-le-Vieux, in the Savoie region. Lemaitre is enrolled in Annecy's IUT (French Institute of Technology University) to graduate in Electrical Engineering and Industrial Computing, with track-and-field as second major. AFP PHOTO / JEAN-PIERRE CLATOT (Photo credit should read JEAN-PIERRE CLATOT/AFP/Getty Images)

UAE urges Emirati students to be cautious in New Zealand

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The UAE Embassy has affirmed the safety of all Emirati students in New Zealand following the shooting during the Friday prayer today at two Christchurch mosques, which left 49 people at least dead and 20 seriously injured.

UAE Ambassador to New Zealand Ahmed Salim Al Suwaidi said the UAE diplomatic mission has communicated with the Emirati students in the country to make sure of their safety. The students have been urged to exercise maximum caution during such exceptional circumstances.

The ambassador said the embassy has allocated the following phone number: 006448302949, for emergency calls in addition to the following local emergency contact: 111.

He condemned the shooting and reaffirmed UAE’s categorical rejection of all forms of terrorism.

Source: Khaleej Times

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