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President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan sent a cable of condolence to President Mohammed Hosni Mubarak of Egypt on the victims of the terrorist act that targeted a church in the Egyptian town of Alexandria.
Sheikh Khalifa expressed his and the UAE’s condolences to the leadership, government and people of Egypt and their sympathy with the families of the victims.
Sheikh Khalifa also renewed UAE's condemnation of that terrorist act which targeted innocent people at a place of worship. He reiterated UAE stand by Egypt in these difficult times.
In a statement made to the Emirates News Agency (Wam), Foreign minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan said: "The UAE's vehemently denounces that despicable act that led to the killing and injuring of several innocent citizens of the sisterly Egypt."
Sheikh Abdullah reiterated solidarity with Egypt, saying: “The UAE will stand by its sisterly Egypt in passing through these difficult times. The UAE rejects terrorism in all its forms and totally condemns targeting of places of worship," he added.
Sheikh Abdullah praised the religious tolerance in Egypt and the amity among followers of different beliefs observed there for thousands of years.
He urged the Egyptian people to disavow those who attempt to sow sedition and division and to work together, to promote their country's best interests and to unite in the fight against terrorism which targets all, regardless of their ethnic background, creed or religious beliefs.
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