Two of three Romanian citizens injured in the Barcelona terror attack have been discharged from hospital for outpatient treatment, while the third one is in a stable condition, Romania’s Foreign Affairs Ministry (MAE) announced on Friday, citing information obtained by Romania’s General Consulate from Spanish authorities.
MAE says that one Romanian remains hospitalised, having received the visit of the general consul of Romania in Barcelona. The Consular Office representative talked both with the person accompanying the Romanian national and with the medical staff, and learned that the medical condition of the patient remains stable.
According to MAE, in order to strengthen the operative reaction and consular assistance of the Romanian Consular Office in Barcelona, a mobile consular team made up of a consul and a consular officer with Romania’s Consulate in Castellon, as well as the internal affairs attaché with Romania’s Embassy in Madrid went this morning to Barcelona.
The Foreign Affairs Ministry says the Romanian citizens affected in the attacks could ask for consular assistance by dialing the number of the General Consulate of Romania in Barcelona: +34 934 181 535; +34 934 344 223. Their calls are redirected to the Contact and Support Centre of Romanian Citizens Abroad (CCSCRS) and taken over by the operators 24/7. They can also dial the Barcelona consular office’s emergency number +34 661 547 853, or the number of the Romanian Embassy in Madrid +34 649 656 032.
MAE informed that the ministry’s task team continues its activity, and the Romanian Embassy in Madrid and the Consulate General of Romania in Barcelona are ready to provide all consular assistance. MAE says CCSCRS continues to check for the Romanian citizens whose presence in Barcelona was mentioned by phone by their relatives.
Moreover, the ministry reiterated that the operation to identify the victims and injured citizens is an ongoing complex process, and updates will be provided as the situation unfolds and official data are obtained from the local authorities.
President Iohannis sends condolences to Spain’s King Felipe VI
Romania’s President Klaus Iohannis has sent a condolence message to King Felipe VI of Spain following terrorist attacks in Spain on Thursday, underlining that the move to set up an international court against terrorism must be pursued with more determination.
“In these moments of trials, I want to express the full solidarity of Romania and the Romanian people with the Kingdom of Spain and its entire people. This despicable act shows that the joint approach of Romania and Spain to establish an international court against terrorism must be followed with even more determination ,” reads Iohannis’ message delivered on Friday by the Presidential Administration.
The head of state also conveys sincere condolences to the families of the victims and hopes for speedy recovery of the injured.
Deputies Chamber Speaker sends message of condolences to his Spaniard counterpart after Barcelona terror attack
Speaker of the Deputies Chamber Liviu Dragnea on Friday sent a message of condolences to the President of the Congress of Deputies of Spain, Ana Maria Pastor Julian, in which he “firmly” condemned the attack in Barcelona.
“We deeply sympathize with the families of the victims and survivors, while praying that they would have the necessary strength to overcome such moments. Our grief is even greater since there are Romanian citizens too among the victims. Our thoughts are with their families. I profoundly regret these times we are living, when the security of our citizens is endangered by the atrocity of some sick minds. We will stick together and we will remain united in condemning such acts and we shall not live in fear,” showed the message remitted by the Deputies Chamber to AGERPRES.
Liviu Dragnea also gave assurance in his message that the Romanian authorities are working together with the international institutions in fighting terrorism.