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Somalia/terrorist attack on a Mogadishu hotel

Somalia/terrorist attack on a Mogadishu hotel

Published on August 25, 2010
Statement by Bernard Kouchner, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs

Paris, August 25, 2010

A Mogadishu hotel was yesterday the target of a bloody terrorist attack.
Around 30 people, including members of parliament, are dead.

France utterly condemns this barbarous terrorist act.

I express our deepest condolences to the bereaved and the Somali authorities.

More than ever, the international community must be united to support the African Union peacekeeping mission in Somalia, help the Somali people in these tragic ordeals and back the Transitional Federal Government and its president, Sheikh Sharif.

This is what France is, and will remain, committed to with her partners./.

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