Assembly expresses outrage at the terrorist attack in Egypt as seminar in Rome concludes

Rome/Brussels, 24 November 2017 - NATO Parliamentary Assembly President, Paolo Alli, and the Chairman of the Mediterranean and Middle East Special Group, Andrea Manciulli, express outrage at the terrorist attack in Egypt.

“The appalling terrorist attack at the mosque in Bir al-Abed is a shocking affront to human values.  Attacking people at prayer reveals a level of malice and lack of basic humanity which can only be utterly condemned”, said Assembly President Paolo Alli.

President Alli was speaking immediately after an Assembly Seminar in Rome which brought together over 100 legislators from 35 nations from the Euro-Atlantic region, the Middle East and North Africa.

Upon learning of the attack, the proceedings were halted while participants stood in silence as a mark of respect and sympathy for the victims.

Andrea Manciulli, Chairman of the Mediterranean and Middle East Special Group (GSM) concluded the seminar by noting that international terrorism strikes at people in any region and of any faith.  “We all share a common commitment to peace and stability, and we must work together to combat terrorism”, he said.

On behalf of all the seminar’s participants, Mr Alli and Mr Manciulli offered their heartfelt sympathy and condolences to the victims of this dreadful atrocity.