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Egypt: Bombings

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN 57510, tabled on 13 December 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will hold discussions with the Egyptian government on the recent Coptic church bomb attack in Cairo.

Answered on

16 December 2016

Follwoing the bombing of the El-Boutrosiya Church in Cairo, the Prime Minister wrote a letter to the Egyptian President to convey her condolences to the victims families, as well as to the Egyptian people. Additionally, the Foreign Secretary spoke to the Egyptian Foreign Minister to express his sympathy and reiterate the UK's resolve to stand united with Egypt in defence of its people's right to live together in peace.

The British Government continues to collaborate with the Egyptian Government on a wide range of issues, including security and counter-terrosrism.

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