22 | OCT | 2019
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Mexico condemns attack to Coptic cathedral in Egypt

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The Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs strongly condemned the attack where at least 25 people were killed. A hotline has been made available for fellow nationals who require assistance

The Egyptian president, Abdel Fattah al Sisi, declared three days of national mourning in honor of the twenty-five people who died during the religious service that was taking place Sunday morning, when a blast stroke in the chapel of Saint Peter, next to Saint Mark's cathedral in El Cairo, Egypt. As a result, twenty-five people were killed, while other fifty remain severely injured. Saint Mark's Cathedral in El Cairo, Egypt, is the historical seat of the head of the Coptic Orthodox Church.

Through a release, the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs (SRE) strongly condemned the attack to the Coptic cathedral and reiterated its absolute rejection to any act of terrorism, specially those targeting the civil population.

The Ministry of Foreign affairs also made a hotline available via twitter, for all fellow nationals who may require assistance: “in the face of the events occurred in Egypt, the Ministry of Public Affairs and the Mexican Embassy in Egypt @EmbaMexEgipto has activated the following hotline for fellow nationals requiring assistance: (+20) 0109 3269490”.

On behalf of Mexico, the Ministry also expressed its condolences to the Egyptian government and to the families of the victims of the attack.


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