Daily News | Oct 19, 2018 | 1
Orbán sends condolences to Egypt over terrorism victims
Budapest (MTI) – Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has sent his condolences to the victims of a terrorist attack at a Coptic Christian Church in Egypt’s Tanta on Sunday.
In his letter to Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi, Orbán referred to the “barbarous act” as one designed “to undermine the national unity of Egypt”, and assured the president of Hungary’s support and solidarity in the fight against terrorism.
The prime minister sent another letter to Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of all Africa, and said that “protecting Christian communities in the Middle East and the North African region is a top priority” for the Hungarian government. He also offered medical help to those affected by the terrorist attack.
At least 26 people died and over 70 were injured in the terrorist explosion which happened during holy mass at a church in Tanta, north of Cairo, earlier in the day.
Photo: MTI/EPA/Haled el-Fiki