Macedonia’s President Stevo Pendarovski talked on the phone on Tuesday with Austrian counterpart Alexander Van der Bellen and strongly condemned Monday’s terror attack in Vienna, expressing regret over the lives lost in this violent act, his Office said in a press release.

Pendarovski extended heartfelt condolences to the people of Austria, and to the families of the of the deceased and to others who have been touched by the attacks.

He also expressed readiness for comprehensive cooperation in preventing and intercepting radicalism and terrorism, motivated by religious fundamentalism.

The two presidents assessed that last night’s terror attack in Vienna was an attack on the common values we believe in and on our way of life, informed Pendarovski’s Office.