Foreign Minister Gabriel issued the following statement today (23 May) on the attack in Manchester:
This is dreadful news coming from Manchester and a perfidious logic that targets first and foremost teenagers, children and young adults at a pop concert.
This attack hits all mothers and fathers in Europe right in the heart. What is important now is to investigate the background to the attack without delay.
But even now it is clear that terrorism remains terrorism, no matter what the motivation behind it. We stand with the British at this time and our thoughts are with the victims, their families and their friends.