French leaders condemn "attack on our free societies"

United Kingdom – Terrorist attack in London – Communiqué issued by the Presidency of the Republic

Paris, 4 June 2017

The attack which hit London last night, a few days after the one in Manchester, is another appalling and cowardly attack on our free societies.

The most heartfelt thoughts of M. Emmanuel Macron, President of the Republic, are with the victims, their families and close friends at this painful time. To the British people he extends the solidarity of France, which will continue doing its utmost to combat terrorism, alongside the United Kingdom and all those countries concerned.

The victims include fellow French citizens. France is doing everything to assist them.

The first round of the general election is also being held today, Sunday, for our fellow citizens living abroad. In coordination with the British authorities, security measures will be stepped up in London so that civic turnout can show the strength of democracy in the face of freedom’s enemies.

The French President is in contact with the British authorities and is being kept informed of developments in the situation and the evidence in the investigation./.

United Kingdom – Terrorist attack in London – Communiqué issued by the Prime Minister’s Office

Paris, 4 June 2017

Edouard Philippe, Prime Minister, expresses his shock at the despicable attacks which have struck at London’s heart.

His thoughts go out to the victims and their loved ones, and he expresses the French government’s unshakeable solidarity with the British people.

France is totally mobilized in the fight against terrorism. The United Kingdom knows it can count on our full cooperation./.

United Kingdom – Terrorist attack in London – Statement by Mme Marielle de Sarnez, Minister for European Affairs

Paris, 4 June 2017

I want to begin by expressing my complete solidarity with the British authorities and people after the latest attack, which struck the United Kingdom last night, killing several people and injuring dozens of others.

My thoughts go out first of all to the victims of this vile act. I extend my deepest condolences to their families. I’m also thinking of the very many injured people. I obviously stand with our four injured compatriots, to whom our embassy in London is providing its full support.

I want to reiterate our total determination to continue together, with all our European and international partners, the fight against terrorism./.

Published on 08/06/2017

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