Tribute to French victims of London attack

Tribute to French victims of London attack

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It is with great sadness and a profound sense of grief that we would like to pay tribute to the victims of the London Bridge and Borough Market attack which hit London on 3 June 2017.

During the attack, France paid a heavy price: three young Frenchmen lost their lives and a further eight of our compatriots were wounded, several of them seriously.

London’s French community is deeply saddened, and on its behalf we would like to extend our condolences to the families of those who died. Those who were wounded and their loved ones are also in our thoughts. The Consulate General and the French Embassy, which were mobilized on the night of the attack, are continuing to assist all those affected.

The Foreign Minister and the Europe Minister visited London on Monday 5 June, and the French President has spoken about the attack several times. He met UK Prime Minister Theresa May in Paris on 13 June, to discuss counter-terrorism cooperation between our two countries.

The same evening, the two leaders visited the Stade de France to watch the friendly match between France and England, at which a minute’s silence was observed. The usual order of playing the national anthems was also reversed as a mark of solidarity.

France and the UK remain united against terrorism.

Published on 23/06/2017

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