Foster and McGuinness sign book of condolence to show support and solidarity to the US

Date published: 14 June 2016

First Minister, Arlene Foster and deputy First Minister, Martin McGuinness today signed the book of condolence at Belfast City Hall for victims of the Orlando shooting.

Orlando book of condolence signed by the First Ministe and deputy First Minister

The Ministers said: “We unreservedly condemn the deplorable attack in Orlando, Florida. As the exact details of this tragedy continue to emerge, we offer support and solidarity to the United States and in particular the families and friends of all those who have lost loved ones, as well as people who have been injured.

“We stand resolutely with President Obama and the United States following this callous and cowardly attack which was designed purely to inflict hate and hurt on innocent people.

“In our view the United States will not weaken or waver to such actions and they can count on our unstinting support.”

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