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Foreign Minister Receives Solidarity and Condolences Calls from Foreign Ministers of the UK and Jordan Over Coptic Church Terrorist Incident


12/12/2016

 

The Foreign Ministry's spokesperson stated that Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry received phone calls on Sunday, December 11, from Jordanian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr. Nasser Judeh, and British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson. The two expressed solidarity with the Government and people of Egypt and their condolences and solace over the brutal terrorist incident that targeted the Coptic Orthodox Cathedral.        

 The spokesperson added the Jordanian Foreign Minister asserted that the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan stands in solidarity with the Government and people of Egypt against terrorism, which has become a threat to all humanity. He also expressed  confidence in the ability of Egypt to surmount such ordeal and defeat terrorism in all its forms. Dr. Judeh also stressed that no person, group or ideology will succeed in sowing division or fomenting sedition between the Egyptian people, and that Egypt will remain united.

On his part, UK’s Foreign Secretary underscored his country’s support for Egypt in all its efforts in the fight against terrorism, adding that the international community should step up efforts to combat this phenomenon in all its forms and cut off the sources of its funding and support. He underscored that the UK is a partner to Egypt in all such efforts at all international forums.


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