Brussels, 5 June 2014/ ACP: It was with shock and sadness that the Committee of Ambassadors of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP Group) learnt of the terrorist attack carried out by two kamikazes on 24 May 2014, on a restaurant in the capital of Djibouti, which claimed many lives and left many others injured.

The ACP Committee of Ambassadors strongly condemns this heinous act and extends its condolences to the Government and people of Djibouti, as well as to the families of the victims, and wishes a speedy recovery to those injured.

The Committee is conscious of the fact that this attack could be linked to Djibouti's courageous and determined participation in the stabilisation and security process underway in the sub-region. It renews its solidarity and reiterates its gratitude and full support to the Government of Djibouti for all the actions it is undertaking to re-establish peace and security in the Horn of Africa and the East African region in general.

The Committee of Ambassadors avails itself of this opportunity to reiterate its appeal to the ACP States, as a whole, to lend all possible support to the security operations being conducted in the sub-region, particularly the African Union Mission to Somalia (AMISOM).