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Published on August 9, 2010
India/Floods – Statement by Bernard Kouchner, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs

Paris, August 9 , 2010

I was deeply shocked to learn of the terrible toll from the flooding in the Ladakh region. The latest estimates are 150 dead and 400 missing.

In these painful circumstances, I want to express France’s solidarity with the Indian people and authorities, and extend my heartfelt condolences to the victims’ families and close friends.

In this spirit of solidarity, and within a European framework, we will study any aid request formulated by the Indian government./.

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