His Majesty King Abdullah II on Friday, May 26, condemned a terrorist attack which left least 30 Coptic Christian Egyptians dead, when gunmen opened fire at a crowded bus in the city of Minya.
In a cable to Egyptian President Abdul Fattah Sisi, King Abdullah expressed his strong condemnation of this heinous act, as well as all acts of terrorist organizations, which contradict the values of humanity and heavenly religions. He also expressed Jordan’s support to Egypt and its efforts to fight terrorism.
Prime Minister Hani Mulki also made on Friday a telephone call with his Egyptian counterpart Sherif Ismail to condemn the terrorist attack which claimed the lives of scores of Egyptian Coptic Christians in Minya.
During the telephone conversation, the prime minister expressed Jordan’s solidarity with and support of Egypt in these hard times.
Mulki also expressed his condolences to the Egyptian people and government and wished the injured a speedy recovery.
Furthermore, Jordan has officially decried the terrorist attack in Egypt.
In a statement, Minister of State for Media Affairs and Communications Mohammed Momani termed the crime “horrendous and brutal”, saying the attack once again reveals “low means” pursued by terrorists to terrorize innocent people and try to hide their cowardly acts behind religious motives.
Momani, who is also the government spokesman, voiced Jordan’s support and solidarity with Egypt and its efforts to fight terrorism.
Source: Amman-petra.gov.jo & Abouna.org