Foreign Minister condemns terrorist attack in Tunis

‘I condemn the terrorist attack in Tunis today in the strongest possible terms. The attack claimed the lives of many innocent people, and our thoughts and sympathy go to all those who have lost their loved ones, and to the Tunisian people,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

Around 20 people, most of them tourists, are reported to have been killed in the terrorist attack in Tunis, and more than 20 people have been injured.

‘The rise of extremist movements constitutes a significant threat in the region. The attack in Tunis today underlines once again the importance of stepping up efforts to counter extremism and terror. This calls for a concerted effort by the whole international community,’ said Mr Brende. 

‘In recent years, there has been a positive democratic trend in Tunisia, despite an unstable security situation in the surrounding region. I hope that today’s terrorist attack will not set back the positive developments in Tunisia,’ said Mr Brende.