Armenian Foreign Minister extends condolences on Prague shooting


YEREVAN, DECEMBER 22, ARMENPRESS. Armenian Foreign Minister Ararat Mirzoyan has extended condolences to the families and friends of the victims of the December 21 shooting in Prague.

“Deeply saddened by news of tragic shooting in Charles University, Prague. My heartfelt condolences to families & friends of victims, wishing them endurance, & speedy recovery to those injured. Armenia stands in solidarity with friendly Czech people,” Foreign Minister Mirzoyan said in a post on X addressed to his Czech counterpart Jan Lipavský.

Lipavský in turn thanked Mirzoyan for the support. “Dear Ararat, thank you for your kind words. Your support means a lot in this tragic time,” the Czech FM responded on X.

On December 21, a gunman shot dead 14 people and injured another 25 at a university in Prague in the deadliest attack in modern Czech history.

Local police said the 24-year-old gunman was also "eliminated" following the shooting at Charles University in the historic center of the capital.

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