PM Orbán, Hungary Condemn Manchester Terror Attack

Publicated on: May 23, 2017

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó both expressed their deepest condolences on behalf of the Hungarian people to the families of the victims of the Manchester terror attack that took place at a concert on Monday, May 22.

In a letter addressed to British Prime Minister Theresa May, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán wrote: “I was deeply shocked to hear of the appalling bomb attack yesterday evening in Manchester, which claimed many young lives. Europe is suffering repeated attacks, which represent a major shock to us all, and accordingly we must do everything possible to restore the security of the continent.”

Prime Minister Orbán added: “I assure you that Hungary will continue to use all means at its disposal to support our joint fight against the terror that is affecting us all. Please allow me to express my condolences to the families of the victims, and to wish the injured a speedy recovery”.

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó also expressed his shock and condolences to those affected by the terrorist attack. “The attack in Manchester on Monday evening was the most malicious terrorist attack possible in view of the fact that it was common knowledge that many children would be present at the event,” said Szijjártó.

The Minister added that while the Embassy of Hungary in London is in contact with the police authorities investigating the attack, there is no knowledge of any Hungarian victims or citizens directly affected by the attack.

Minister Szijjártó further stated that the recent wave of terrorist attacks across Europe is indicative of the fact that terrorism a critical global issue that will require even greater cooperation.