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Dec 20, 2016

PM Orbán sends condolences to Germany following terrorist attack in Berlin

"I can assure you that my government condemns every form of terror and violence, and stands ready to cooperate with Germany in order to guarantee the safety of Europe and its citizens," PM Orbán said

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has conveyed his shock and condolences to German Chancellor Angela Merkel following the terrorist attack in Berlin last night.

PM Orbán wrote in a letter that "a heavy blow was dealt not only to the people of Berlin, but to the whole of Europe and to our common Christian values. I can assure you that my government condemns every form of terror and violence, and stands ready to cooperate with Germany in order to guarantee the safety of Europe and its citizens.”

The prime minister added that his "Hungarian compatriots and I share the pain of the victims’ family members, and we wish the injured swift recovery."

Péter Szijjártó, minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, also sent a letter of condolence to German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier following the attack in Berlin.

“The people of Hungary strongly condemn the ruthless and vile attack in Berlin, which occurred as Europe is preparing for the biggest Christian holiday," Minister Szijjártó wrote.