| 4 March 2024, Monday |

Arab States Condemn Terrorist Attack in Egypt’s Sinai

Several Arab states have condemned the terrorist attack that targeted a water pumping plant west of Sinai in Egypt, leaving one officer and 10 Egyptian soldiers dead and five injured.


The Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs strongly denounced the attack, affirming the Kingdom’s full support for Egypt towards everything that threatens its security and stability, and its appreciation for the role of the Egyptian Armed Forces in confronting such terrorist and sabotage acts.


“The Kingdom extends its sincere condolences and sympathy to the families of the victims and to the government and people of Egypt, and also wishes all the injured a speedy recovery,” it added.


The UAE also strongly denounced the attack. Its Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation asserted its constant rejection of all forms of violence and terrorism aimed at threatening security and stability in contravention of humanitarian values and principles.


The Ministry affirmed its solidarity with Egypt in confronting terrorists and taking all necessary measures to maintain security and stability.


Bahrain slammed the “cowardly” terrorist attack. Its Foreign Ministry expressed sincere condolences to the Egyptian government, people, and families of the victims, wishing all those injured a speedy recovery.


It affirmed Bahrain’s solidarity with Egypt in its war against terrorism, and its full support for all the measures it takes in confronting extremist terrorist organizations and maintaining the country’s security, stability and the safety of its citizens and residents.


Kuwait and Qatar also condemned the attack.


Kuwait’s Foreign Ministry confirmed its solidarity with Egypt and support to all the measures taken to maintain its security and stability and confront terrorism and extremism.


Qatar’s Foreign Ministry, for its part, reiterated the country’s firm stance in rejecting violence and terrorism.


Meanwhile, Jordan’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Haitham Abu Al Foul said the Kingdom strongly denounces this “cowardly” terrorist attack, reiterating its support for Egypt’s anti-terrorism efforts.


The Palestinian Presidency also denounced the attack in Egypt.


“President Mahmoud Abbas extends his deepest condolences to his brother, President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and to the families of the victims of this heinous crime, which targeted a group of heroes of the Egyptian army,” it stressed in a statement.


It further affirmed the Palestinian people and leadership’s solidarity with Egypt in its war against terrorism, wishing the country, its people and its army continued stability and prosperity.

  • Asharq Al-Awsat