President confirms 3 French people killed in London attack

Denmark – Bilateral relations/fight against terrorism/European Union – Statement by M. Emmanuel Macron, President of the Republic, during his meeting with Mr Lars Lokke Rasmussen, Prime Minister of Denmark (excerpt)

Paris, 7 June 2017

(…) I’m going to begin by saying a few words about the London attacks, to reiterate France’s wholehearted solidarity obviously not just with the city of London, but the United Kingdom, the government and the authorities, to reiterate our wholehearted solidarity with the British people, our determination together to win this war against terrorism, which will take time. The British people are courageous, standing tall and giving nothing up, and we are the same. And I’m speaking about this again today because we’ve had confirmation this morning, [that there’s a] new toll: three French people have in fact died and eight have been wounded. We’re paying a heavy price in these attacks and I want to spare a thought here for all the victims and their families. (…)./.

United Kingdom – Terrorist attack in London – Statement by M. Jean-Yves Le Drian, Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs

Paris, 7 June 2017

I was greatly saddened to learn that one of the French people previously reported missing has been identified among those who died.

I extend my condolences to our compatriot’s family.

At the moment, the toll of French casualties of the London attack is two dead [French President Macron has since confirmed a third French fatality] and eight injured, four of them seriously. We still have no news of one of our compatriots, who remains missing. This toll is likely to change as the British police continue their searches.

Our embassy in London and all the government departments concerned are working actively in close coordination with the British authorities, whom we thank for their efficiency.

I assure all the families concerned of my profound solidarity at this painful time. As I pledged in London, everything will be done to support the victims and their families in this ordeal./.

Published on 13/06/2017

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