Budapest, December 20 (MTI) – Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó has sent a message of condolence to his German counterpart, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, expressing sympathy to the families of the victims of Monday’s attack on a Christmas market in Berlin. Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has expressed shock and sympathy over Monday’s attack in Berlin, in a letter to German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
“The Hungarian people deeply condemn the ruthless and vile Berlin attack which took place as Europe prepares for its greatest Christian celebration,” Szijjártó wrote in the letter.
Orbán condemns Berlin attack in letter to Merkel
In his letter, Orbán condemned “all forms of terrorism and violence”, the prime minister’s press office told MTI on Tuesday.
Referring to the attack as a “serious blow not only to the people of Berlin but to the whole of Europe and our shared Christian values”, Orban assured Merkel of Hungary’s readiness to cooperate with Germany to ensure security for the citizens of Europe.
“Hungarians share the grief of family members of the victims and wish a speedy recovery to the injured,” the letter said.
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