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Morocco/Marrakesh attack

Published on May 3, 2011
Communiqué issued by the Prime Minister

Paris, April 28, 2011

Prime Minister François Fillon was horrified to learn of today’s heinous attack in Djemaa el-Fna square, Marrakesh. This appalling act plunges Morocco into mourning and shocks all those who believe in the sacred value of human life.

In these tragic circumstances, François Fillon is keen to express to the Moroccan authorities his deep sympathy and the wholehearted solidarity of the French government. He extends his sincere condolences to the families of the victims, who include French people. He wishes the injured a speedy recovery.

Nothing can in any way justify such mindless violence, and the international community must remain united in the face of terrorism.

Our diplomatic network in Morocco is fully mobilized to provide our fellow citizens and their families with its support, in complete coordination with the local authorities./.

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