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Attack in Cairo

Attack in Cairo

Published on February 24, 2009
Communiqué issued by M. Bernard Kouchner, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs

Paris, February 23, 2009

"I was deeply saddened to learn of the tragedy that has plunged Cairo into mourning, having caused the death of a French tourist and wounding several others of French nationality and other nationalities. My thoughts go out to the families and loved-ones of the victims, who were struck so cruelly and unjustly.

I have asked for the immediate activation of the crisis center at the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs. Our embassy in Cairo is mobilized to provide all the necessary assistance to our affected compatriots. I also want to reaffirm France’s support and solidarity with the Egyptian authorities, who we are certain will fully investigate this tragic event."

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