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Published on August 2, 2010
Statement by Bernard Kouchner, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs

Paris, August 1, 2010

I was extremely shocked to learn of the tragic toll of the floods which hit north-west Pakistan.

In these particularly painful circumstances, I want to express France’s solidarity to the Pakistani authorities and people. We are fully involved in the European Union’s humanitarian efforts.

On the eve of President Asif Ali Zardari’s official visit to France, my thoughts go to the families and close friends of the huge number of victims. They have suffered such a cruel loss and I extend my sincere condolences to them./.

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