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Democratic Republic of Congo/sinking of a boat

Published on July 30, 2010
Statement by Bernard Kouchner, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs

Paris, 29 July 2010

I was deeply shocked to learn of the heavy human death toll of the sinking on 28 July of a boat carrying passengers on the Kasai River, a tributary of the Congo River in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

In these particularly painful circumstances, I want to express France’s solidarity to the Congolese people and authorities.

I extend my heartfelt condolences to the bereaved, who have suffered such a cruel loss./.

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