The Foreign Affairs Ministry (MAE) categorically condemns the terror attack that took place on Friday in central Stockholm, ended in at least three dead and several injured.
“In these difficult moments, MAE sends condolences to the members of the victims’ families, its full compassion to the injured in the tragic event and expresses solidarity with the Swedish people,” a release by the MAE sent to AGERPRES says.
MAE reiterates Romania’s strong commitment to combating all kinds of terrorism and reasserts the need to join and intensify the international efforts in combating these actions with no justification whatsoever, endangering innocent lives.
At least three people died and several others were injured on Friday when a hijacked truck rammed into the crowd on a commercial street crushing afterwards in a department store downtown Stockholm. Prime Minister Stefan Löfven said his country “has been attacked” and everything points to “a terror attack.”
Romanian Embassy pays close attention to Stockholm incident and monitors the situation
The Foreign Affairs Ministry specifies that the Romanian Embassy in Stockholm is paying close attention to the Swedish capital incident and has immediately approached the local authorities to check if there are any Romanian citizens affected.
“The competent authorities’ intervention activities are still underway, the assessment of the incident’s effects is not completed at this time. The Romanian diplomatic mission is continuously monitoring the situation and keeping in touch with the Swedish authorities and is ready to provide consular assistance,” the source adds.
MAE makes available Romanian citizens more phone numbers where they may request consular assistance: 0046 (0) 98 54 63 July 36, 0046- (0) 8-20.56.74, 0046- (0) 8-20.99.27, 0046- (0) 8-411.31.81. The calls will be diverted to the Contact and Support Centre of Romanian citizens abroad and taken over by call center operators as permanent duty regime.