France stands in solidarity with Canada in wake of attack
Canada – Attack in Quebec – Statement by M. Jean-Marc Ayrault, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development
Paris, 29 January 2017
I utterly condemn the heinous attack carried out yesterday evening against the Islamic Cultural Centre of Quebec, which killed at least six people and injured many others.
As President Hollande was keen to say, France stands alongside the victims and their families in these tragic circumstances.
The values of openness, freedom, peace and living together in harmony were targeted yesterday. We all know how hard Quebec works to prevent radicalization. This is a major focus of our cooperation.
France stands in solidarity with Canada and Quebec in the fight against hatred and barbarity./.