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Terrorist attacks/Spain

Terrorist attacks/Spain

Published on July 31, 2009
Letter from M. Nicolas Sarkozy, President of the Republic, to José Luis Zapatero, Prime Minister of Spain

Paris, July 31, 2009

Prime Minister,

I was appalled and saddened to learn of the terrorist attacks which struck Spain in Burgos and Majorca.

I want utterly to condemn these despicable and heinous acts and reiterate to you France’s determination to actively support you in your battle against ETA terrorism.

At this painful time, I wish to convey my most sincere condolences to the families of the two civil guards and express to the injured my deepest sympathy and full support.

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Majorca terrorist attack – Communiqué issued by the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs

Paris, 30 July 2009

France utterly condemns today’s terrorist attack in Majorca which killed two civil guards.

She extends her most sincere condolences to the bereaved.

After yesterday’s bombing in Burgos, France again expresses her deepest sympathy in the face of these vile acts.

France stands at the side of Spain and the Spanish people at this painful time and is making every effort to afford them unfailing support in the fight against terrorism. After the agreement signed in 2008, the April 2009 Franco-Spanish summit strengthened cooperation in the fight against terrorism with the creation of a committee for the planning and strategic coordination of internal security. This reflects our determination to provide integrated, permanent and operational cooperation with Spain, as President Sarkozy firmly pledged./.

Burgos terrorist attack – Communiqué issued by the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs

Paris, 29 July 2009

France utterly condemns today’s car bomb attack on a civil guard barracks in Burgos.

In the face of this despicable, heinous act, she expresses her heartfelt sympathy to the injured and their families. She assures the Spanish authorities of her wholehearted solidarity.

Spain can count on France’s resolute support in her battle against terrorism./.

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