Iceland PM Sends Condolences To Denmark - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Iceland PM Sends Condolences To Denmark

Published February 16, 2015

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The Prime Minister of Iceland, Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson, has sent his condolences to the people of Denmark in the wake of the Copenhagen Shootings, reports RÚV.

The Prime Minister plans to send a formal letter of condolences to the Danish Prime Minister, Helle Thorning-Schmidt in the coming days.

“[This kind of tragedy] catches you off guard because thankfully they aren’t common in our part of the world,” said Sigmundur Davíð. “So when it does happen it’s a real shock. But the Danes deserve to be commended for the way they have handled this situation. I actually lived on the street where the synagogue is, where the second attack took place, and in all the hundreds of times I walked down that street I would never have fathomed that such a thing could happen there.”

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