Budapest, May 23 (MTI) – Hungarian President János Áder has expressed condolences to Queen Elizabeth II over the bombing in Manchester on Monday evening.
Áder expressed sympathy for the families of the victims and wished people injured in the blast a speedy recovery.
The president said in his message that everything must be done to ensure that “the lives of peaceful people cannot be threatened by those obsessed by destruction and terror”.
“Hungary is ready to take part in joint efforts to further strengthen the security of our countries and citizens,” he wrote.
By early Tuesday morning, 22 people were reported dead in the blast at the Manchester Arena and 59 were injured.
Bertalan Havasi, the Prime Minister’s Press Chief, has informed the government news portal kormany.hu that, following the terror attack in Manchester, Prime Minister Orbán has written a letter of condolence to British prime minister Theresa May.
“I was deeply shocked to hear of the appalling bomb attack yesterday evening in Manchester, which claimed many young lives. Europe is suffering repeated attacks, which represent a major shock to us all, and accordingly we must do everything possible to restore the security of the continent”, Mr. Orbán wrote. In closing, the Hungarian Prime Minister wrote: “I assure you that Hungary will continue to use all means at its disposal to support our joint fight against the terror that is affecting us all. Please allow me to express my condolences to the families of the victims, and to wish the injured a speedy recovery”.
Press release – Cabinet Office of the Prime Minister