Statements made by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Spokesperson (Paris, March 17, 2014)

Lebanon – Violence
Egypt – Violence (March 15, 2014)
Nigeria – Attacks on villages (March 15, 2014)


Lebanon – Violence

France condemns the car bomb attack perpetrated on March 16 in the village of Nabi Osman (Bekaa) which left 4 people dead, as well as the attacks at the borders and the clashes in Tripoli. It expresses its condolences to the victims’ families.

All terrorist attacks and violations of civil peace in Lebanon, regardless of the perpetrators and the motives, are unacceptable.

France would like to reaffirm its full support for the Lebanese institutions and their guarantor, President Suleiman, who is trying to prevent Lebanon from being drawn into the spiraling Syrian crisis. While Tammam Salam’s government has made security one of its priorities, it calls on all parties to unite and to work to respond to the attempts to destabilize the country.

Egypt – Violence (March 15, 2014)

France condemns the attack that killed 6 soldiers in Cairo on Saturday.

We extend our condolences to the victims’ families and reaffirm our rejection of all forms of terrorism.

At this difficult time, France stands alongside the Egyptian people, to whom we express our solidarity.

Nigeria – Attacks on villages (March 15, 2014)

France condemns the deadly attacks on March 15 that killed more than a hundred civilians in the villages of Angwan Gata, Chenshyi and Angwan Sankwai in central Nigeria.

We extend our condolences to the victims’ families, and assure the Nigerian authorities and people of our solidarity at this painful time.