Germany deeply shocked by attacks in London

4 June 2017
Brandenburg Gate lit in the colours of the Union Jack as a sign of solidarity with the victims of the London attack

Germany deeply shocked by attacks in London

Chancellor Angela Merkel has expressed her sadness and shock at the attacks in London on 03 June. The Chancellor extended her sympathy and solidarity to “our British friends and the people of London”. Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel expressed his “profound sympathy and utmost solidarity” to the United Kingdom. He added that Germany would “stand resolutely shoulder to shoulder with our British friends”. German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier said his thoughts were with the victims and their families following the awful and cold-blooded attack.

Merkel said that Germany would stand "firmly and resolutely shoulder to shoulder with the United Kingdom in the fight against all forms of terrorism."

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Chancellor Merkel's statement in full

I was sad and shocked to learn of the attacks in London last night. I am thinking of our British friends and everyone in London with sympathy and solidarity. My thoughts are with the victims of the attack and their families. I wish those injured a swift recovery.

We are united today across all borders in horror and grief, but equally in determination. On behalf of Germany, I reiterate that we stand firmly and resolutely shoulder to shoulder with the United Kingdom in the fight against all forms of terrorism.

Foreign Minister Gabriel's statement in full

The news we heard from London during the night was terrible. We extend our profound sympathy and utmost solidarity to the people of the United Kingdom. Our thoughts are with the victims, their families and everyone in this wonderful and courageous city. We wish those injured a swift and full recovery.

Once again, the United Kingdom has been hit by terror – and once again, the attack targeted people who simply wanted to have an enjoyable evening.

We stand resolutely shoulder to shoulder with our British friends. We do not yet know all the background to the attack, but one thing is already clear – the brutality and perfidy of such crimes cannot be justified in any way.

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