Cyprus President condemns Egypt and Sweden attacks, conveys condolences

Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades has condemned the recent terrorist attacks in Egypt and Sweden and has conveyed to Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi and Prime Minister of Sweden Stefan LAlfven Cyprus sincerest and deepest condolences.

“It is with profound shock and deep sorrow that I have received the news of the terrorist attacks against Coptic churches in Alexandria and Tanta, during the Palm Sunday service,” President Anastasiades says in a letter of condolences to his Egyptian counterpart according to a Press and Information Office (PIO) press release.

“I condemn in the strongest possible terms criminal acts such as these against innocent people practicing their faith,” he adds.

“On behalf of the people and the government of the Republic of Cyprus, as well as on my own behalf, I would like to convey sincerest and deepest condolences to the government and the people of the Arab Republic of Egypt”, he says.

President Anastasiades continues his letter noting that “our feelings of sympathy go in particular to the families of the victims and to the injured.”

“I take the opportunity to underline yet again Cyprus’ unequivocal support to the leadership and the people of Egypt in their fight against extremism and terrorism,” he concludes.

Cyprus President reaffirms solidarity with Sweden in battle against international terrorism

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In his letter of condolences to the Swedish Prime Minister President Anastasiades writes that “on behalf of the people and the government of the Republic of Cyprus, I wish to express my sincere sympathy to the government and the people of Sweden for the terrorist attack in Stockholm on April 7, claiming the lives of innocent people. Our thoughts are with the families of the victims.”

“I take this opportunity to strongly condemn such heinous acts and to reaffirm our solidarity with Sweden in the battle against international terrorism,” the Cypriot President notes, adding that “it is only by combining and intensifying our efforts that we will be able to combat the scourge of terrorism.”

Source: Cyprus News Agency