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January 24, 2022

Three Romanian citizens injured in Barcelona attack, state officials strongly condemn the dramatic incident and express solidarity with Spain

The Spanish authorities have informed the Consulate General of Romania in Barcelona that a third victim of Romanian nationality was identified among the people injured following the terrorist attack in Barcelona on Thursday , the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE) informs on Friday in a press release .

According to the Spanish authorities, this Romanian citizen is also hospitalized, and the one’s condition is not serious.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE)  states that the operation for the identification of the victims and the wounded citizens is a complex, ongoing process, the situation being one that changes from one moment to the next.

MAE also points out that updated information will be transmitted throughout the evolution of the situation, as official data are obtained from local authorities, and that, in the context of counter terrorism operations underway, the authorities have restricted traffic in the region and access to public units.

On Thursday evening, the authorities announced that a Romanian national was injured in the terrorist attack in Barcelona and that the person was hospitalized with stable condition. On Friday morning, MAE specified that a second Romanian national was injured following the Barcelona attack that left 13 people dead and more than 100 injured.

“The Foreign Affairs Ministry reminds that the Romanian citizens affected could ask for consular assistance by dialing the General Consulate of Romania in Barcelona: +34 934 181 535; +34 934 344 223, their calls being redirected to the Contact and Support Centre of Romanian Citizens Abroad (CCSCRS) and taken over by the Call Center’s operators 24/7 or at the Barcelona consular office’s emergency number +34 661 547 853, and +34 649 656 032, respectively, of the Madrid diplomatic mission,” a MAE release informs.


President   Iohannis: I strongly condemn the terror attack in Barcelona


President Klaus Iohannis on Thursday night said he condemns strongly the terror attack in Barcelona.

“I strongly condemn the terror attack in Barcelona. I also express my condolences to the victims’ families. Solidarity with Spain,” Iohannis wrote on his Twitter account.


 PM Tudose: We express regret over Barcelona’s tragedy, monitor situation closely


Prime Minister Mihai Tudose sent on Thursday night a message expressing his regret over Barcelona’s tragedy, specifying that the development of the situation is “closely” monitored by the Romanian authorities.

“In these trying moments, we express our regret over Barcelona’s tragedy and we are closely monitoring the development of the situation. A crisis cell has been set up with the Romanian Embassy in Madrid and Romania’s General Consulate in Barcelona liaises around-the-clock with the local authorities. Our thoughts and prayers are with those in Barcelona and their families!” premier Tudose wrote on Facebook.


Romanian Senate, Chamber of Deputies’ heads send condolences to the Spanish people


The Senate’s President, Calin Popescu-Tariceanu reiterates Romania’s commitment in its fight against terrorism, over the attack on Thursday afternoon in Barcelona, at the same time sending his condolences to the Spanish people and the attack’s victims’ families.

“We are confronted today with a new tragedy that hit Europe, a sad day for the Spanish people. The attack in Barcelona once again shows the danger terrorism represents for everybody and the importance of the fight against the terrorist groups. It is a commitment Romania, alongside the other states of the world, has taken so that we eliminate the terrorist threat that makes victims around the globe. In these trying moments, I express my condolences to the Spanish people and to the victims’ families,” Tariceanu wrote in a message posted on his Facebook page.

The Chamber of Deputies’ Speaker, Liviu Dragnea says, in a message posted on Thursday night on his Facebook page that the world’s democracies must stay united and not yield to those who spread terror.

“I’m with the Spanish people, hit this very afternoon! The world’s democracies must stay united and fight further against terrorism of any kind. Nowise we should yield to those who spread terror!”, Dragnea said.

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