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Jun 05, 2017

Hungary sends condolences to the UK following terrorist attack in London

“The attacks on Great Britain are particularly shocking to all Hungarians in view of the fact that in recent decades many of our compatriots have chosen your beautiful capital as a place to work or study,” PM Orbán said

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and President János Áder have expressed their condolences to the victims of the terrorist attacks in London on Saturday.

PM Orbán expressed his shock and condolences in a message to British Prime Minister Theresa May on Sunday.

“The attacks on Great Britain are particularly shocking to all Hungarians in view of the fact that in recent decades many of our compatriots have chosen your beautiful capital as a place to work or study,” he said.

The prime minister expressed his deepest sympathy to the families of the victims and wished a speedy recovery to the injured.

According to MTI, PM Orbán said that the Hungarian government and the people of Hungary “remain committed to contributing to the protection of our common security”.

Meanwhile, President Áder sent a message to Queen Elizabeth II expressing his condolences to the families of the victims of the attacks and wished a speedy recovery to the injured.

Péter Szijjártó, minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, said the Hungarian government condemned the terrorist attacks in London. The timing of the attacks, at Pentecost, shows the terrorists seek to destroy Christian culture, he added.

At around 10:10pm on Saturday evening, a truck ploughed along London Bridge hitting pedestrians before three terrorists jumped out and ran into Borough market stabbing and killing people celebrating their weekend. There are so far seven confirmed deaths and 48 injured.