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Statement of the MFA on the Attacks in Burkina Faso and Somalia


In connection with the attacks on the Splendid Hotel in Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso and on the AMISOM military base by el-Ade in Somalia from January 15, 2016, which claimed a high toll of dead and wounded, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic repeatedly and strongly condemns acts of terrorism committed in any form. It also supports the affected governments and the measures they may adopt to address these appalling events. At the same time, the Ministry expresses its deepest condolences to the families of all victims and wishes the injured a fast recovery.

According to the Ministry’s information there are no Czech citizens among the victims or injured. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs strongly warns all Czech citizens to avoid travelling to Somalia and in the case of Burkina Faso urges them to maintain the utmost vigilance and encourages them to register their stay in the country in the DROZD system on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.