MFA Spokesman’s Comments on the attack on Coptic Christians in Minya, Egypt, on 26 May 2017

26 May 2017

        Singapore strongly condemns the attack on a bus carrying Coptic Christians en route to St. Samuel the Confessor’s Monastery in Minya, Egypt on 26 May 2017, which had resulted in over 50 casualties thus far.  We convey our deepest condolences to the bereaved families and wish those injured a swift recovery. 


        Our Embassy in Cairo is in touch with Singaporeans in Egypt. There are no reports of Singaporeans directly affected or injured in the incident. Singaporeans in Egypt are advised to monitor the news, heed the advice of the local authorities, and keep in touch with their family and friends so that they know you are safe.  Those in need of urgent consular assistance should contact the Singapore Embassy in Cairo or the 24-hour MFA Duty Office at:



Embassy of the Republic of Singapore in Cairo

Tel: +20 2 3749 0468 / +20 2 3749 5045

Duty Hand-Phone: +20 109 8064 130



MFA Duty Office (24-hour)

Tel: +65 6379 8800/+65 6379 8855



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27 MAY 2017


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