Both President Luis Guillermo Solís and Manuel González, the foreign minster, expressed their repudiation and condolences over the attack by gunmen on a French magazine Wednesday.
The pair were in China on an official visit.
Solís said he strongly condemned the attack and that there was no justification at all for the barbaric act. The world should look with horror and reject and repudiate immediately these acts, he said.
González expressed condolences on behalf of the Costa Rican government over the irreparable loss of lives by innocent victims.