France welcomes UK vote and air strikes against Daesh

Fight against terrorism/United Kingdom/Daesh/Syria – Communiqué issued by the Presidency of the Republic

Paris, 3 December 2015

The President welcomes the first British air operations over Syria, which took place this morning immediately after the vote secured yesterday evening by a large majority in Parliament.

Following the decision by the German Council of Ministers, which the Bundestag is due to confirm tomorrow, this is a further response to the appeal he issued to Europeans for solidarity on 16 November./.

Fight against terrorism/United Kingdom/Daesh/Syria – Statement by M. Laurent Fabius, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development

Paris, 3 December 2015

I welcome the vote by the British House of Commons authorizing an intensification of the United Kingdom’s military efforts in the fight against Daesh [so-called ISIL] by extending them to Syria. Initial operations took place in the night.

Through this vote and these actions, the UK is signalling its determination to combat Daesh. A fortnight after the 13 November attacks, this is a concrete demonstration of solidarity with our country./.

Published on 05/04/2016

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