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Nov 02, 2017

Hungary sends condolences to New York following terrorist attack

“In these difficult hours, all of us share sympathy with those who lost their loved ones in the terrorist attack," President János Áder said

President János Áder has sent his condolences on behalf of the Hungarian people to President Donald Trump over Tuesday’s terror attack in New York, which killed eight people.

President Áder wrote that he was shocked by the news of the “cruel attack” in which “the lives of many innocent people were taken”.

According to MTI, the president expressed condolences to the families and friends of the victims on behalf of himself, the government and Hungarian people.

“In these difficult hours, all of us share sympathy with those who lost their loved ones in the terrorist attack," he wrote.

Meanwhile, Péter Szijjártó, minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, said the attack in New York clearly showed that “the threat of terror is a global phenomenon”.

The minister said that no Hungarians had been affected by the attack. He said the top objective of every political leader should be to guarantee the security of their people and countries.

He added that Hungary is an ally of the US in the struggle against terrorism, noting that Hungary has participated in the fight against the Islamic State for the past two years. “Allies in the global fight against terrorism can continue to count on Hungary,” the minister added.