Egypt strongly condemns NZ mosque shooting


Fri, 15 Mar 2019 - 04:00 GMT

FILE - Egypt's ministry of foreign affairs

FILE - Egypt's ministry of foreign affairs

CAIRO – 15 March 2019: Egypt strongly condemned the terrorist attack which targeted two Christchurch mosques, in New Zealand leaving dozens dead and injured.

In a Friday statement, Egypt’s ministry of foreign affairs expressed its sincere condolences to the families of the victims, affirming that this terrorist attack extremely against all of the humanity principles, which remind us with the importance of continues countering to terrorism.

The statement asserted that Egypt stands by New Zealand.

The Egyptian Embassy in New Zealand also announced that it is following up the developments of this tragic attack and communicating with authorities.

Egypt’s religious institutions - Al Azhar and the Coptic Church in New Zealand - condemned the deadly mass shootings at two mosques that claimed lives of 49 people and injured 20 others in Christchurch area in New Zealand on Friday.

“The attack is a dangerous indication to the serious repercussions of escalating hared speech and xenophobia and the increasing Islamo-phobia in several countries,” Al Azahr said in a statement on Friday.



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