Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry condemned the terrorist incident which took place Wednesday in Paris, and led to the death of 12 people.
In a foreign ministry statement later the same day, Shoukry extended condolences to the French government and people, expressing Egypt’s support for France in the face of the “global phenomenon” of terrorism. Security and stability in the world requires concerted international efforts to eliminate it, the ministry said.
An attack on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo left four of the weekly magazine’s most famous cartoonists and two policemen dead, along with six others.
A video by Premières Lignes news agency, shot from a rooftop of a nearby building, shows the assailants carrying out the attack crying “Allahu Akbar” at one point.
In a recent cartoon, the magazine criticised the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS), in which it depicted a masked man executing the Prophet Muhammad and calling him an infidel. The picture is designed to look like the execution videos released by ISIS over the summer.