The African Union strongly condemns the terrorist attack at Finsbury Park, North London

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – 19 June 2017: The Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission, H.E. Mr. Moussa Faki Mahamat, has expressed dismay at the attack in which a man drove a van into worshippers outside the Muslim Welfare House at Finsbury Park, London, killing one person and injuring 10 others.

The Chairperson of the Commission offers his condolences to the bereaved family and wishes speedy recovery to the injured. He also expresses the AU’s solidarity with the Government and people of the United Kingdom.

The Chairperson of the Commission reiterates the AU’s strong rejection of such extremist attacks and calls for sustained efforts to prevent and counter violent extremism, irrespective of the perpetrators. He reiterated the AU’s commitment to work with the Government of the UK and other stakeholders in this regard.