December 13, 2017

Announcement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, following the bomb attack of the 27th of December in Beirut, 30 December 2013

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs condemns, in the strongest possible terms, the bomb attack which took place in Beirut on the 27th of December, and led to the death of a number of people, including Mohamad Chatah, former Lebanese Minister of Finance. In parallel, it extends its condolences to the families of the victims and wishes speedy recovery to those injured. The perpetrators of this heinous act should be brought to justice without haste. Cyprus hopes that this deplorable act will not hinder efforts to form a new Government in Lebanon and wishes that calm among all Lebanese will prevail. Cyprus would like to extend once again its full solidarity to Lebanon and its people. We remain fully committed to a united, independent, sovereign and stable Lebanon and will continue working to preserve Lebanon’s security, stability and prosperity.