MFA Spokesman’s Comments on the attacks on the Coptic Churches in Tanta and Alexandria, Egypt, on 9 April 2017

Singapore strongly condemns the twin terror attacks on the Mar Girgis Church in Tanta and the St. Mark’s Cathedral in Alexandria during Egypt’s Palm Sunday festivities on 9 April 2017, which had resulted in the tragic loss of lives, as well as injuries and suffering to many. Those responsible for these reprehensible acts must be brought to justice. Singapore stands together with the Egyptian government against the scourge of terrorism and with its people at this time of grief. We also convey our deepest condolences to the victims’ families while wishing the injured a speedy recovery.

There are currently no e-registered Singaporeans in both cities. Thus far, there are no reports of Singaporeans injured or directly affected by the incidents. Singaporeans in Egypt are advised to monitor the news, heed the advice of the local authorities and keep in touch with their families and friends so that they know they are safe. Those who require urgent consular assistance should contact the Singapore Embassy in Cairo or the 24-hour MFA Duty Office at:

Embassy of the Republic of Singapore in Cairo

Tel: +20 2 3749 0468 / +20 2 3749 5045

Duty Hand-Phone: +20 109 8064 130

Email: singemb_cai@mfa.sg

MFA Duty Office (24-hour)

Tel: +65 6379 8800/+65 6379 8855

Email: mfa_duty_officer@mfa.gov.sg

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Singapore

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