France stands by Egypt against terrorism - Foreign Minister

Egypt – Attacks – Statement by M. Jean-Marc Ayrault, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development

Paris, 9 April 2017

On this Christian feast day, terrorism has hit Egypt twice and caused very many casualties. I reiterate France’s total solidarity with the Egyptian people and express my heartfelt thoughts for the Christian community, who have been severely affected.

The French Embassy in Cairo and the French Consulate General in Alexandria are fully mobilized, particularly to help the French community and ensure their safety./.

Egypt – Attack in a church – Statement by M. Jean-Marc Ayrault, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development

Paris, 9 April 2017

Egypt has once again been hit by terrorism, with the despicable attack committed this morning at St George’s Church in Tanta, in the Nile Delta, which caused many casualties.

I extend my condolences to the bereaved and express my solidarity with all Egypt.

The choice of this moment, Palm Sunday, clearly shows the terrorists’ aim: to undermine the coexistence and religious tolerance that characterize Egyptian society.

France stands by Egypt in rejecting this deadly plan and in its fight against terrorism./.

publie le 10/04/2017

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