Media Statement

29 October 2014

South Africa condemns terrorist attack in Sinai, Egypt.

The South African Government condemns in the strongest possible terms the recent terrorist attacks which claimed the lives of more than 34 soldiers and injured many in Sinai, Egypt.

The South African Government sends it deepest condolences to the families of the deceased, the people and the government of the Arab Republic of Egypt, and wishes the injured a speedy recovery.

South Africa regrets the fact that the attack happens at the time when the Arab Republic of Egypt has ascended its role in the region having mediated in the Israeli/Palestine conflict and initiated efforts aimed at restoring peace and stability in the region.

The South Africa Government supports the pronouncement made by the Chairperson of the African Union Commission on the need for continued and coordinated African efforts to prevent and combat the scourge of terrorism as agreed upon by the AU Peace and Security Council at its meeting held in Nairobi on 2 September 2014.

For further information, please contact Mr Clayson Monyela, spokesperson for DIRCO, at 082 884 5974


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