Statements made by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Spokesperson (Paris, August 20, 2013)


Philippines – Ferry disaster

France was shocked to learn of the sinking of the ferry MV Thomas Aquinas late on Friday night off the island of Cebu in the Philippines.

It extends its sincere condolences to the victims' families and friends.

In these particularly tragic circumstances, France expresses its sympathy and solidarity to the people and the government of the Philippines.