Prime Minister of Hungary Viktor Orbán expressed his shock and condolences to British Prime Minister Theresa May following the terrorist attacks in London on Saturday, June 3 and affirmed Hungary’s commitment to the global fight against terrorism.

“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”, Prime Minister Orbán wrote in a letter to Prime Minister Theresa May, stressing that Hungary’s government and the people of Hungary “remain committed to contributing to the protection of our common security”. “I hereby express my deepest sympathy to the families of the victims and wish the injured a speedy recovery,” added Prime Minister Orbán in closing.

In a subsequent interview, Chief Security Advisor to the Prime Minister György Bakondi reaffirmed the Prime Minister’s statement and indicated Hungary is urging greater intelligence sharing and counter-terrorism cooperation. “Hungary is working on developing a real-time exchange of information with regard to counter-terrorism,” said Bakondi.