China, Greece, Jordan extend condolences to Egypt over victims of Giza church fire



Mon, 15 Aug 2022 - 07:11 GMT


Mon, 15 Aug 2022 - 07:11 GMT

CAIRO – 15 August 2022: China, Greece, and Jordan separately extended their condolences to Egypt on Monday a day after a massive tragic fire in a church in the northern Giza governorate killed 41 people and injured 14 others.

The heartbreaking incident on Sunday has left the nation in a state of grief with the country receiving international condolences from across the world over the past day.

King Abdullah II of Jordan extended condolences to President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi over the victims of the fire in a phone call on Monday.

Also, Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias sent a cable of condolences to his Egyptian counterpart, Sameh Shoukry.

A statement by the Chinese foreign ministry circulated by China’s Embassy in Cairo also extended condolences over the victims of the church fire.

Russian President Vladimir Putin also has offered his condolences to his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah El Sisi over the fire.

In his telegram quoted by the Kremlin, Putin also said hopefully those injured in the deadly fire at the Abu Sefein church in Giza would soon recover, Tass news agency said.

The Palestinian cabinet on Monday extended its condolences to Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi, Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli and Pope Tawadros II over the victims of Abo Sefein church vitcims, the Palestinian News Agency (WAFA) reported.

Palestinian Prime Minister Mohamed Shtayyeh offered the condolences in his word ahead of the Palestinian cabinet meeting on Monday.

The Greek Foreign Ministry said it is "deeply saddened by the tragic loss of life in a fire at a church in Giza, Egypt," in which at least 41 people were killed and dozens injured on Sunday, Kathimerini newspaper reported.

"Our heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families and wishes for a swift recovery to the injured," the ministry said in a tweet.

"At this difficult time, Greece stands in full solidarity with our close friends the people and government of Egypt," according to it.

Austrian Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg offered condolences to Egypt over the victims of Giza's Abo Sefein Church.

In statements on Monday, Schallenberg expressed deep sorrow over Sunday's tragic incident which left behind scores of people killed.

He wished those injured speedy recovery.

United Nations Secretary General António Guterres offered condolences to Egypt over the victims of Giza's Abo Sefein Church.

In an official statement, UN Spokesman Stéphane Dujarric said Guterres expressed deep sorrow over the tragic incident.

He offered condolences to the families of the victims, wishing those injured speedy recovery.



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