The security services are taking all necessary measures to prevent a terrorist attack in Cyprus, President of the Republic Nicos Anastasiades said here today, as he signed the book of condolences which opened for the victims of the terrorist attacks in Paris, at the residence of the French Ambassador.
Asked to comment on reports that very soon a major terrorist attack will take place in Europe, the President said that “what I know from the security services is that we are taking all necessary measures to prevent anything similar happening in our country.”
The President expressed hope that the universal reaction to the terrorist attacks in Paris would make extremists to have second thoughts before attempting any unacceptable act.
In his message in the book of condolences, Nicos Anastasiades says the following: “The Government of the Republic of Cyprus utterly and unequivocally condemns the heinous and barbaric attacks in Paris a few days ago, which resulted in the death of 17 people. The world community, shocked by this atrocity, shall not allow extremists to challenge our democratic values and silence the free flow of opinions and ideas. On behalf of the people of Cyprus, I express my deepest condolences and sympathy to the families of the victims and assure the French government and people of our sincere solidarity”.
ENDS, CYPRUS NEWS AGENCY