Budapest (MTI) – The Hungarian prime minister sent his condolences to French President Francois Hollande in a telegram over the terrorist attack at a magazine’s offices in Paris.
Viktor Orban said he most resolutely condemns the attack carried out in Paris.
“Nothing can justify this ruthless attack and inhuman violence,” Orban said and expressed condolences to the families of the victims in their grief and to the French people. He wished quick recovery to those injured.
Hungary’s President Janos Ader expressed his condolences to his counterpart in a telegram.
Hungary condemns all forms of terrorism and stands firm in favour of protecting the common European values of freedom of thought, opinion and the press, Ader said. France can count on Hungary’s support in the fight against perpetrators of such vile and cowardly acts, he added.
The foreign ministry strongly condemned the terrorist attack which it said cannot be justified by anything.
Ruling Fidesz said it deeply condemns the attack.
“Any form of terrorism is unacceptable and Hungary will always stand as a partner in the fight against it,” the party said in a statement.
The opposition Socialists condemned the massacre as “a barbarian act that has been a brutal and vile attack against the freedom of expression and the press and against the fundamental values of democracy.”
The Egyutt (Together) party said it “rejects all forms of violence and hatred and condemns all forms of terrorism.” It added that the party stands by the western humanist values and by the freedom of expression and the press.
The Dialogue for Hungary and the Green Front Youth Movement said their representatives would light candles in tribute to the victims at the Budapest French embassy on Wednesday evening.
The Islam Community in Hungary called the attack horrible and dreadful just as all other terrorists acts. Such an act harm the Muslims the most, the community said and expressed sympathies with the families of the victims and with the French people.
The gunmen attacking the offices of the magazine at 11.30 am killed 12 people. According to police at least four people were injured with some of them suffering life-threatening injuries.