Alpár Kató | Dec 8, 2018 | 2
Hungary express condolences after London terrorist attacks
Hungarian President János Áder and Prime Minister Viktor Orbán expressed their condolences to the victims of the terrorist attacks in London on Saturday.
President Áder sent a message to Queen Elizabeth II on Sunday expressing his condolences to the families of the victims of the attacks and wished a speedy recovery to the injured.
“In these difficult hours, we feel the deepest sympathy for the Brits struck by the terrorist attacks, and we are with you in spirit,” the president said.
In a message to British Prime Minister Theresa May, Prime Minister Orbán expressed his shock and condolences.
“The attacks on Great Britain are particularly shocking to all Hungarians in view of the fact that in recent decades many of our compatriots have chosen your beautiful capital as a place to work or study,” Orbán said.
He expressed his deepest sympathy to the families of the victims and wished a speedy recovery to the injured.
He added that the Hungarian government and the people of Hungary “remain committed to contributing to the protection of our common security”.
Late Saturday evening, a van mowed down pedestrians on London Bridge, then three men got out and attacked people with knives in the nearby Borough Market. All three were shot dead by police minutes after the attack was called in.
Early Sunday morning, Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó said the Hungarian government condemned the terrorist attacks in London. The timing of the attacks, at Pentecost, shows the terrorists seek to destroy Christian culture, he added.
The Hungarian embassy in London is in contact with the police, but there is no news that any Hungarians were injured in the attacks, Szijjártó said.
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