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UAE, Saudi, Kuwait and Oman flay terrorist bombings in Egypt
April 09, 2017
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ABU DHABI: The United Arab Emirates has strongly condemned the terrorist attack on the Mar Girgis Church in Tanta, Egypt, which resulted in the death of dozens of innocent victims.

Other Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) countries also condemned the terrorist attacks in Egypt.

Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, affirmed the solidarity of the UAE and Egypt, standing by the side of the brotherly nation in confronting this criminal and malicious act.

Sheikh Abdullah expressed his confidence in the solidarity of the Egyptian people and its ability to uphold its national unity and defeat this abhorrent terrorism.

He conveyed the condolences of the UAE to the Egyptian people and wished the victims a speedy recovery.

Saudi condemns bombing

An official source at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has expressed the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's strong condemnation of the two bombings in Egypt.

The source said, "These cowardly acts of terrorism are contrary to all religious principles, moral and humanitarian values," offering condolences to the families of the victims and Arab Republic of Egypt's government and people, wishing a speedy recovery for the wounded."

Kuwait condemns church blasts

An official source at the Kuwaiti Foreign Ministry expressed Kuwait's strong condemnation of the "terrorist" explosions that hit two churches in Egypt.

According to Kuwait News Agency, KUNA, the source "voiced Kuwait's absolute solidarity with Egypt in all measures it is taking to protect its security and stability, believing that Egypt is well aware of the criminal goals of such disgraceful acts, which undermine national unity and social fabric."

The source also reiterated Kuwait's principled positions based on rejecting all forms and manifestations of violence and terrorism, and calling for more international efforts "to uproot this serious phenomenon."

It concluded by offering heartfelt condolences to the Egyptian leadership, government, people and victims' families and wished swift recovery for the injured.

Oman condemns terrorist attack in Egypt

The Sultanate of Oman also condemned the two terrorist attacks in Egypt, according to Oman News Agency.

In a statement issued on Sunday by the Foreign Ministry, the Sultanate of Oman expressed "its full solidarity with the government and people of the sisterly Arab Republic of Egypt against the two heinous incidents that targeted innocent victims during their worship anywhere and anytime."

The Sultanate of Oman extended its sincere condolences to the people of Egypt and the families of the bereaved, and wished speedy recovery for the injured.


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