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Gov't condolences, abhorrence over Alexandria bomb attack

Δημοσίευση 3 Ιανουαρίου 2011, 10:03 / Ανανεώθηκε 27 Ιουνίου 2013, 14:55
Gov't condolences, abhorrence  over Alexandria bomb attack
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The Greek government on Saturday evening expressed its solidarity and condolences in the wake of a bomb attack outside a Coptic Christian church in Alexandria, Egypt, which occurred earlier in the day and claimed the lives of 21 parishioners.

The Greek government on Saturday evening expressed its solidarity and condolences in the wake of a bomb attack outside a Coptic Christian church in Alexandria, Egypt, which occurred earlier in the day and claimed the lives of 21 parishioners.

Foreign Minister Dimitris Droutsas, in a telephone call with his Egyptian counterpart Ahmet Aboul Gheit, expressed the Greek government's support and condolences, while the foreign ministry issued a statement by ministry spokesman Grigoris Delavekouras condemning the attack.

Delavekouras expressed "outright condemnation of the abhorrent terrorist attack at a church in Alexandria that targeted the faithful, who had gone to pray".

"This barbarous, criminal act, that cost the lives of more than 20 people, Christians and Muslims alike, reminds us once again how important and how necessary our common struggle against terrorism is," Delavekouras said in his statement, adding that "there is nothing that can justify or legitimise random violence, from wherever it originates."

Droutsas is expected to speak by phone with Orthodox Patriarch Theodoros of Alexandria on Sunday.