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20. 12. 2016 16:05

Prime Minister Sobotka Condoles with German Chancellor Merkel

Your Excellency, dear Madam Chancellor,

I was deeply shocked by the news about the attack at the Christmas market at Breitscheidplatz in Berlin yesterday evening, which claimed a number of human lives and left many wounded.

I condemn this barbaric act, which is a manifestation of insanity and an outright disrespect for human life, in the strongest possible terms. I grief for those who have died and express my sincere condolences to the bereaved. The German government has our full support and solidarity in its fight against terrorism symbolizing our struggle to preserve our shared values of democracy and freedom.

Please accept my deepest condolences on behalf of myself as well as the Government of the Czech Republic.  In our thoughts, we mourn with families and close ones of the victims, who have been struck by this tragedy.

Yours sincerely,

Bohuslav Sobotka 
Prime Minister of the Czech Republic

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