CAIRO, Dec. 12 (Xinhua) -- Egypt on Tuesday condemned a terrorist blast which hit midtown Manhattan near New York Port Authority terminal.
In a statement, the Foreign Ministry stressed solidarity of the Egyptian government and people with the U.S. government and people in the wake of the attack, wishing the injured a speedy recovery.
"Such terrorist acts and extremist ideologies they reflect, and the degradation of human dignity are a blatant violation of laws and human principles," the statement said.
It highlighted the need for the international community to develop a comprehensive international strategy to eliminate terrorism and extremism in all its forms and combat extremist ideology in order to enhance the international peace and security.
On Monday, a man set off an improvised explosive device at New York City's commuter hub during the rush hour, leading to four injuries.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio called the blast "an attempted terrorist attack."