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President Katalin Novák has sent her condolences to King Mohammed VI of Morocco, his family and the people of Morocco, over the earthquake that hit the country late Friday. “Deeply shocked by the devastating news coming from Morocco where an earthquake killed hundreds of people and left many more homeless,” Novák said on the social media platform X, formerly Twitter. “My heartfelt condolences to the royal family and to the people of Morocco; my thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of the victims during this tragic moment. I wish you strength for the rescue operations, we Hungarians lend a helping hand whenever needed,” she added.
László Kövér, the Speaker of Parliament, also expressed his condolences to Rachid Talbi Alami, head of the Moroccan House of Representatives. “Let me express my condolences to you and to every Moroccan citizen, especially those who lost family members and homes during this tragic event,” he wrote. Kövér sent a similar message of condolence to Naam Miyara, head of the Council of Advisors of the Kingdom of Morocco.
Foreign ministry spokesman Máté Paczolay told MTI on Saturday that based on currently available information, there were no Hungarian victims or injured in connection with the overnight earthquake. The Hungarian embassy in Morocco is contacting Hungarian citizens living or staying in the country for the purpose of travel, providing them with all possible help and information, he said.