Greek Ambassador to Egypt Michael Diamessis conveyed the condolences and solidarity of Greek President Prokopios Pavlopoulos to Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi, over the terrorist attack on a North Sinai mosque, that caused the death of at least 235 people and injured another 120, on Friday.
The Greek president also expressed his condolences to victims’ families and his wishes for a fast recovery of those injured.
Foreign Ministry Expresses Abhorrence for Deadly Terrorist Attack in Egypt
The Greek Foreign ministry condemned “in the strongest terms” Friday’s “hideous attack” at the Al Rawdah mosque in Bir Al Abed in North Sinai.
“Greece condemns terrorism in the strongest terms, whatever its origins,” a ministry statement said, and expressed solidarity with the Egyptian people and the condolences of the Greek people and government to the victims’ families. It also expressed “concern over the continuing attacks against religious minorities in the Middle East and North Africa which suffer the catastrophic consequences of terrorism and religious intolerance.”
Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias spoke by phone with his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shoukry, to convey Greece’s support and condolences, as did Deputy Foreign Minister Terens Quick with Egyptian Minister of Immigration, Nabila Makram.
Mitsotakis says he’s ‘shocked’ by the Sinai mosque attack
New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis said he is “shocked” by the attack by militants at a mosque in Egypt’s north Sinai region.
“I feel shocked. The tragedy in Sinai leads us to give put all our strength in fighting terrorism [We must bring] An end to the blood brought by hatred,” he tweeted.