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Afghanistan: Death of a French officer

Afghanistan: Death of a French officer

Published on February 12, 2009
Communiqué by Bernard Kouchner, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs

February 11, 2009

I want to express my profound sadness after the attack today in Afghanistan that took the lives of a French officer and an Afghan interpreter, and seriously wounded a French soldier.

My thoughts go out first to their families and loved-ones, to the people and authorities of Afghanistan, to their colleagues and to all those who dedicate themselves, despite the risks, to the security of the Afghan people, to their liberty, but also to our security.

France will continue to assume its responsibilities in support of a stable and democratic Afghanistan, united both nationally and in the fight against terrorism.

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