The wave of violence in North America is shocking
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó said the wave of violence in recent days in North America was shocking in a statement to Hungarian news agency MTI on Monday, adding that according to information from the local authorities, no Hungarians are among the victims of the attacks.
Speaking in the name of the Hungarian Government, the Foreign Minister expressed his condolences to the United States and Canada with relation to the attacks.
“Regardless of motivation and regardless of the perpetrators, the Hungarian Government firmly condemns all forms of terrorism”, Mr. Szijjártó said, stressing that Hungary is continuing to cooperate with both countries in the global fight against terrorism.
An armed assailant killed over 50 people and wounded 400 others at the end of a country music concert in Las Vegas on Sunday.
The perpetrator committed suicide before police arrived on the scene.
Also on Sunday in Edmonton, Canada, a man ran over a police officer and then attacked him with a knife
before being apprehended by police following a high-speed car chase. According to information from Canadian police, the attack was committed by a Somalian asylum-seeker.
President Áder sends condolences to US counterpart over Las Vegas massacre
President János Áder on Monday sent condolences to US President Donald Trump over the massacre in Las Vegas.
“Please allow me to convey to you in the name of the entire Hungarian nation as well as on my own behalf the deepest condolences and sympathies on the occasion of the terrible massacre that took place in Las Vegas, in which more than 50 people were murdered and hundreds more injured,” Áder wrote.
“Hungary strongly condemns this brutal act of violence. In these difficult times of grief our thoughts are with the families of the innocent victims who lost their lives in this unfathomable tragedy,” the letter said.
Photo: MTI/AP/Las Vegas Review-Journal/Chase Stevens
Source: Cabinet Office of the Prime Minister