Romanian President, PM, Foreign Ministry condemn Munich attack, send condolences

President Klaus Iohannis tweeted on Friday night a message of solidarity with Germany, following the Munich attack that killed nine people and wounded 16. “My thoughts now go to the families and friends of the victims and wounded in the horrible attack in Munich. Solidarity with Germany,” the president wrote on Twitter.

Romania’s Foreign Affairs Ministry (MAE) also used this social media platform on Friday to express “the deepest condolences to the victims of the dreadful attack in Munich. Our thoughts and prayers go to the German People.” An official release followed, reading: “The Ministry of Foreign Affairs repeats the condemnation of all acts of this type and firmly rejects violence, irrespective their reasons and forms of expression, especially those that jeopardize human life.”

Romania has a general consulate in Munich, and through it the MAE was able to confirm late on Friday night that there were no Romanians among the victims of the single attacker, who eventually shot himself dead.

Prime Minister Dacian Ciolos issued a press statement on Saturday: “I am near to the German people with the most sincere thoughts of compassion and condolences for the victims to the families and friend of those who lost their life or were injured in the dreadful armed attack in Munich. Such acts of violence, jeopardizing or unjustly taking human life, are inadmissible.”

The premier mentioned that his government is permanently in contact with Romanians in Bavaria, through the MAE and the general consulate in Munich, to provide assistance if necessary.

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