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Monday 24 December 2018

Norwegian Ambassador Calls for Not Giving in To Fear Following Murder of Two Scandinavian Tourists

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Norwegian Ambassador Calls for Not Giving in To Fear Following Murder of Two Scandinavian Tourists

Norway's ambassador in Rabat Merethe Nergaard called, on Saturday in Rabat, for "not giving in to fear" following the murder of two Scandinavian tourists of Norwegian and Danish nationalities in Imlil, Al Haouz province, stressing that extremist and radical forces are isolated.

It's in everyone's best interest to remain united in the fight against extremism, Nergaard told MAP, saying that Norway and Morocco will remain allies in the fight against terrorism and extremism.

"We are together in this fight to prevent this kind of crimes from happening again in Morocco or elsewhere," she said.

She also firmly condemned this brutal terrorist act that targeted two innocent young girls who had come to live an adventure in this beautiful country.

Recalling that the two countries collaborated very closely following this tragedy, and that the embassy was informed of the investigation, the diplomat noted that Norway appreciates very much the fact that these people were arrested swiftly.

"We have full confidence in the ability of the Moroccan authorities to complete the investigation and we greatly appreciate the assistance," she said.

Nergaard also thanked the Moroccan people and government for their sincere sympathy and support for the families of the victims as well as the Norwegian people.

"The letters, flowers and other personal messages of condolence and sympathy have moved us deeply and are a reflection of the true values of openness and hospitality of the Moroccan people," she said.

MAP 22 December 2018