Egypt – Attack – Statement by the minister of foreign affairs and international development (9 April 2017)

Egypt has once again been hit by terrorism, with the despicable attack committed this morning at St George’s Church in Tanta, in the Nile Delta, which caused many casualties.

I extend my condolences to the bereaved and express my solidarity with all of Egypt.

The choice of this moment, Palm Sunday, clearly shows the terrorists’ aim: to undermine the coexistence and religious tolerance that characterize Egyptian society.

France stands by Egypt in rejecting this deadly plan and in its fight against terrorism.

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