Foreign Secretary Issues Statement on Terrorist Attack in Egypt

Boris Johnson, the Foreign Secretary, has condemned the attack on a mosque in the North Sinai area of Egypt. There have been over 300 confirmed deaths and tens of injuries with the country’s President, Abdul Fattah al-Sisi, saying that the country would respond with “the utmost force”.

In a statement Johnson said:

“I strongly condemn the horrendous and sickening attack on a mosque in Egypt’s North Sinai. My thoughts are with the people of Egypt and the families of all those affected by this terrible and cowardly act.

I have been in touch with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry to offer my condolences and underline the UK’s full commitment in standing with Egypt in its fight against terrorism”.