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Hungary's political leaders offer condolences to UK following Manchester terror attack

Hungarian President Janos Ader expressed condolences to Queen Elizabeth II over the bombing in Manchester on Monday evening.

Ader expressed sympathy for the families of the victims and wished people injured in the blast a speedy recovery. The president said in his message that everything must be done to ensure that "the lives of peaceful people cannot be threatened by those obsessed by destruction and terror". He also added that: "Hungary is ready to take part in joint efforts to further strengthen the security of our countries and citizens."
Prime Minister Viktor Orbán also expressed his condolences to British PM Theresa May in the aftermath of the terror attack, writing that: "It was with deep sorrow that I learned of what happened in Manchester last night, and of the many young lives extinguished in the terrible blast. Europe has come under serial attack, which has come as a serious shock to us all. For this reason, everything must be done to restore the continent's security...I can assure you that Hungary will continue to do everything possible to support our common struggle against terror, which is an affront to us all. Allow me to express my sympathies to the families of the victims and I wish the injured a speedy recovery"
In the chaos of events in Manchester, there are many facts that are still unclear. This morning, Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó told state media that diplomatic staff were still trying to establish whether any Hungarians were affected by the explosion at Manchester Arena.
Szijjartó also said the Hungarian government strongly condemned the attack, and expressed its condolences to the families of the victims of the blast and wished the injured a speedy recovery.
The Foreign Minister said that Europe's top priority now would be to ensure security, emphasizing his view that "all measures should serve this purpose."
Szijjártó also attempted to link last night's tragedy with Europe's ongoing refugee and migrant crisis, saying that the continent had taken a "huge security risk" by having let in around 1.5 million people "with unidentified backgrounds and unclear motives" over the past two years.
He added that, "Looking at the number of terrorist attacks that have been carried out since 2015, it is not unfair to say that one of the consequences of illegal migration has been an unprecedented rise in the threat of terrorism."
Via MTI, Hungary Today

Last Updated on Thursday, 25 May 2017 19:36

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