Spain – Attack in Barcelona – Communiqué issued by the Presidency of the Republic [fr]
Paris, 17 August 2017
The attack which has just struck Barcelona, at the heart of a place of life and youth, is a further heinous attack on our free societies.
M. Emmanuel Macron, President of the Republic, has the victims, their families and close friends very much in his thoughts at this tragic time. France expresses its heartfelt sadness and wholehearted solidarity to Barcelona and the whole of Spain.
The President is in contact with the Spanish authorities to monitor the situation. The government is mobilized to provide the necessary information and assistance to our fellow citizens present in Barcelona.
Our action to combat terrorism will continue relentlessly. France is fighting this battle with absolute determination alongside Spain./.