Egyptian police and civilians gather at the site of a car bomb explosion outside police headquarter in Cairo on 24 January 2014. Image Credit: EPA

Abu Dhabi: UAE Minister of Foreign Affairs Shaikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan has strongly condemned the terrorist bombings which took place in Cairo earlier Friday.

“This act of terror is an attempt to undermine security and stability in the brotherly Arab Republic of Egypt,” he added.

Shaikh Abdullah expressed the UAE solidarity with the government of Egypt. He also renewed UAE’s stance on standing by Egypt in fighting extremism and terrorism.

Shaikh Abdullah urged the countries that oppose terrorism to stand by the Egyptian government “in the face of this terrorist organisation and what it stands and calls for”.

“The terrorist organisation’s continued acts of terror and killing in Egypt require a swift action by all to eliminate these criminal acts which are carried out under the guise of Islam and which are rejected by Islam and Muslims.”

Shaikh Abdullah expressed heartfelt condolences to the government of Egypt and to the victim’s families. He also wished a speedy recovery to the people injured in the attacks.

Three explosions in the Egyptian capital killed five people a day before the third anniversary of the uprising that ousted President Hosni Mubarak and started a cycle of unrest from which the nation has yet to recover.