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Egypt: Christianity

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN HL6814, tabled on 24 April 2017

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Egypt regarding the bombings of the Coptic churches in Alexandria and Tanta in April.

Answered on

27 April 2017

We strongly condemn the recent attacks in Egypt against the Coptic Christian community, claimed by Daesh. The Government of Egypt has reaffirmed its commitment to protecting the rights of minorities and to the need to promote religious tolerance. We welcome President Sisi's calls for peaceful coexistence and the Government of Egypt's expression of support for the rights of Christians and for religious tolerance.

The UK Government continues to work closely with the Egyptian authorities on security and counter-terrorism.