Addis Ababa, 1 November 2017: The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, strongly condemns the terrorist attack that took place in New York City, on 31 October 2017, resulting in several deaths and injuries.

The Chairperson of the Commission expresses his heartfelt condolences to the families who lost their loved ones and wishes speedy recovery to those injured. He assures the Government and people of the United States of African Union solidarity in these trying times.

The Chairperson of the Commission stresses that this cowardly attack and the terrorist attacks that continue to be perpetrated around the world highlight the importance of collective and coordinated action to combat these threats.

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Last updated by Lulit Kebede

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