Statement on the terrorist attack in Indonesia

15.01.2016 - Press release

A Federal Foreign Office spokesperson on 15 January issued the following statement on the terrorist attack in Indonesia:

Let me say something more about the dreadful terrorist attack which took place yesterday in the centre of Jakarta in Indonesia. We condemn this brutal act of terror in the strongest possible terms. It was targeted right at the heart of Indonesia’s diverse society and democracy, with the clear aim of instilling anxiety and fear into the people and carrying the evil seed of terror and terrorism to South-East Asia as well. It was also an attack on the tolerant form of Islam practised by the vast majority of believers in Indonesia. We stand firmly by Indonesia at this difficult time, and our thoughts are with the victims and their families and friends. The Foreign Minister will shortly telephone his counterpart, Retno Marsudi, to express his condolences.

A German national was among those injured in the explosions. Our Embassy in Jakarta is in close contact with him and his relatives. We wish him a speedy recovery.

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