Mr Brende has expressed his condolences to the French Foreign Minister, Jean-Marc Ayrault.
‘There are many children among the dead. This is a heinous attack intended to foster hatred. For thousands of people taking part in a joyful celebration of Bastille Day, 14 July became a nightmare. Our thoughts and our deepest sympathy are with the many victims, their families, loved ones and friends,’ said Mr Brende.
Nice is a holiday destination for many Norwegians.
‘There are many Norwegians in the area where the terrorist attack took place. The Foreign Service has been working to find out if any Norwegians are in need of assistance,’ said Mr Brende.
So far, there are no indications that any Norwegian citizens are among the injured or killed.