South Caucasus leaders condemn Brussels attacks
23 March 2016

Leaders from the South Caucasus have lent their support to the Belgian people after Tuesday's terror attacks in Brussels.

The bombs at Zaventem airport and Maelbeek metro station killed more than 30 people, with many more injured.

“We were deeply saddened by the news of heavy casualties and injuries as a result of explosions in the city of Brussels,” said Azerbaijan's president Ilham Aliyev.

“We are extremely outraged by this horrible tragedy, resolutely condemn all manifestations of terror and fully support the fight against terrorism.”

Brothers Khalid and Brahim el-Bakraoui have been named as the attackers, while a third suspect has been named as Najim Laachraouiis.

“Armenia strongly condemns any manifestation of terrorism and remains committed to making its contribution to the international fight against that evil,” said President Serzh Sargsyan.

Islamic State have claimed responsibility for the attacks, which comes four months after the deadly attacks in Paris.

“As Georgia considers itself as part of the European family, these attacks specifically outraged and appalled my country," said President Giorgi Margvelashvili.

"I reaffirm Georgia’s strong support in fighting this greatest threat of the contemporary world as we, the leaders must stick together and unify our efforts to ensure a peaceful future for the humanity."