Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó Offer Condolences Following Berlin Attack

Publicated on: December 20, 2016

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó both sent letters of condolence to German Chancellor Angela Merkel following the attack on a Berlin Christmas market that killed 12 and injured many others.

On behalf of the Hungarian Government and the Hungarian people, Prime Minister Viktor Orban conveyed his shock and condolences to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, writing “Yesterday, 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 “My Hungarian compatriots and I share the pain of the victims’ family members, and we wish the injured swift recovery”.

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó also expressed his condolences to the German people, adding that "the people of Hungary strongly condemn the ruthless and vile attack in Berlin, which occurred as Europe is preparing for the biggest Christian holiday.”