Egypt condemns Brussels terrorist attacks

Egypt has condemned the bombings that killed at least thirty-four in the Belgian capital of Brussels on Tuesday morning, and has offered condolences to both the families of victims and the Belgian government.

In the aftermath of the bombings on Brussels airport and a metro train, Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Ahmed abu Zeid underlined the Egyptian stance on terrorism. He rejected the phenomenon saying, “it does not differentiate between religions or ethnics. It does not have borders.” He stressed the necessity for solidarity among the international community to confront such hateful acts.

He said it is high time the world dealt severely with the phenomenon of global terrorism, which is threatening safety and stability worldwide and eroding human civilasation itself.

This will require swift international measures, he said, in order to confront the mindsets and funding that fuel terrorism, and to stop recruitment to terrorist groups.

Zeid reaffirmed Egypt's confidence in the Belgian government to do all it can to find the source of the bombings and bring the perpetrators to justice. Egypt will stand alongside Belgium at this challenging time.

At least 34 persons were killed in Tuesday's attack — 14 in a departure lounge of Brussels airport and 20 in the metro. The number of casaulties continues to rise, with at least 180 cases recorded so far. All public transport in the city was suspended, and the city put on high terrorist alert. The attacks occurred four days after the arrest in Brussels of a suspected participant in the militant attacks in Paris that killed 130 people in November.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm


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