Athens with offer of aid to Cairo

The Foreign Ministry confirmed on Saturday that no Greeks were among at least 88 people killed in the terrorist bombings at the Sharm al-Sheikh resort in Egypt, and offered Cairo humanitarian aid to help deal with the aftermath of the bombings. «These types of acts of raw violence are unreservedly condemned by all of us,» said Foreign Minister Petros Molyviatis in a letter to his Egyptian counterpart Ahmed Abdoul Gheit just hours after three bombs were set off in the tourist resort on Saturday morning. Molyviatis also extended an offer from Athens to provide Egyptian authorities with humanitarian help should it be required. The Foreign Ministry was also quick to allay fears that any Greeks were among the dead. Egypt is a popular destination for Greek tourists and the bombings rekindled memories of an attack in front of the Europa Hotel near the Giza pyramids in April 1996 in which 18 Greek tourists were killed and 14 wounded. The extremist group Jamaa Islamiyya claimed responsibility for that attack.

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