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February 1, 2023

Iohannis, Aurescu condemn terrorist attacks in Copenhagen, express solidarity with the Danish people

Romanian President Klaus Iohannis condemns the terrorist attacks that took place on Saturday night in Copenhagen, Denmark. The terrorist actions targeted a cultural center, during a debate on Islamism and freedom of speech, and a synagogue in the center of the Danish capital. Two people were killed and five wounded.

“After the terrorist attacks in Paris in January, the freedom of speech and religious differences are targeted again. Romania reaffirms its support for the fight against terrorism and for the European measures meant to combat and discourage any terrorist attempts. At the same time, tolerance toward people’s religious beliefs has to be respected and cultivated both in the press and in public discourse,” Iohannis wrote in a communiqué released by the Presidential Administration.

The Head of State is not the only Romanian official that condemned these attacks. Foreign Minister Bogdan Aurescu expressed on Twitter his solidarity with the Danish people. “We firmly condemn the attacks in Denmark. The EU is united against terror and extremism. Our solidarity with Denmark and the Danish people,” the minister’s message reads.



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