The attacked in one of the world’s most powerful country, Belgium, which is also the headquarters of the European Union is considered as a “Black Day for Europe,” according to German Justice Minister Heiko Mass on his official Twitter account. The German Justice Minister was quoted as saying “Today is a black day for #Europe. The horrible events in #Brussels affect us all. We are steadfastly at the Belgians’ side,” he said.
Belgium’s European partners responded with shock and solidarity on Tuesday after the “terrorist attacks” at Brussels airport and a city metro station near the Europen Union’s institutional heart, the incident left at least 21 people dead as of press time.
Russia and Turkey, two of the country that considered themselves as terrorists targets for the past few months. The two county condemned the blasts, saying they bore out the need to fight terrorism.
The French also extended their condolences to the families of the victims as they released the following statement to the media: “Nous sommes tous Bruxellois,” — “We are all citizens of Brussels.”
Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven described the blasts as “an attack against democratic Europe. We will never accept that terrorists attack our open societies.” Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said: “My heart and spirit in Brussels, Europe,” while Interior Minister Angelino Alfano said “the Brussels attacks strike the heart of our Europe.”
Danish counterpart Lars Lokke Rasmussen denounced the blasts as a “despicable attack.”