French leaders’ condolences to family of soldier killed in Mali

Mali - Death of a French soldier - Communiqué issued by the Presidency of the Republic

Paris, 6 April 2017

The President was extremely sad to learn of the death of a corporal from the Angers 6th Engineer Regiment in Mali last night following a clash with terrorists during an operation in the south-east of the country.

He pays tribute to the sacrifice of this French soldier, who was killed carrying out his mission to defend our country and protect our fellow citizens.

He extends his sincere condolences to his family, friends and brothers in arms, and assures them of the nation’s wholehearted solidarity at this painful time.

The President expresses his confidence and pride in the French soldiers who are bravely fighting the armed terrorist groups in the Sahel. He reiterates France’s support for Mali and for the United Nations force in implementing the peace agreement./.

Mali - Death of a French soldier - Statement by M. Jean-Marc Ayrault, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development

Paris, 6 April 2017

It was with immense sadness that I learned of the death of a corporal from Angers 6th Engineer Regiment, who was engaged in France’s fight against terrorism in Mali.

My thoughts go to his family, close friends and brothers in arms, to whom I extend my most sincere condolences.

In Gao tomorrow with my German counterpart, Sigmar Gabriel, I shall pay tribute to this soldier, who sacrificed his life in an essential battle for the peace and security of Mali, the whole region and, beyond that, our own security./.

Published on 06/04/2017

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