Egypt Condemns Terrorist Attack in Moscow That Killed 133 Russians

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Egypt’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs condemned the terrorist attack that occurred at Crocus City Hall on 22 March, a music venue near the Russian capital Moscow, leaving 133 dead. “Egypt – government and people – expresses its deepest condolences and sincere sympathy to the government and people of Russia in this painful ordeal, to the families of the victims, and wish a speedy recovery to all the injured,” a ministerial Facebook statement expressed shortly after the attack. The statement reiterated Egypt’s firm stance against all forms of violence and terrorism, extending its full support to Russia amidst this challenging situation. Egypt’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry held a phone call with Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov on 23 March, expressing once more Egypt’s solidarity with Russia and its condemnation of all forms of terrorism. Egypt and Russia harbour a longstanding diplomatic alliance that dates back to the early days of the Soviet Union. Around 30,000 Russian tourists visit Egypt each week, excluding the 30,000 Russian expats currently residing in the country. WHAT HAPPENED IN CROCUS CITY HALL? In the deadliest attack in Russia since the 2004 Beslan school siege, four…

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