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Prime Minister Bondevik sends condolences to London

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Publisert under: Regjeringen Bondevik II

Utgiver: Statsministerens kontor

Press release

No.: 134/2005
Date: 7 July 2005

Prime Minister Bondevik
sends condolences to London

Prime Minister Kjell Magne Bondevik of Norway today sent the following letter to Prime Minister Tony Blair, London:

“I was shocked and horrified by the news from London today of what appear to be terrorist attacks on innocent civilians timed for the opening of the G8 Summit. Such evil deeds are an attack on the very values we hold dear and that are the basis of our free and democratic societies.

I condemn these abominable acts in the strongest possible terms. Together, we must continue to fight terrorism with determination and resolve and to do everything in our power to protect human life and dignity.

On behalf of the Norwegian Government, I wish to express my deepest condolences and sympathy. My thoughts are with all those who were injured and the bereaved families, and with the people of the United Kingdom. We are mourning with you in this time of grief.

Yours sincerely,

Kjell Magne Bondevik “