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Syria/French journalists

Published on March 5, 2012
Statement by Alain Juppé, Ministre d’Etat, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs

Paris, March 1, 2012

I am happy that the two French journalists Edith Bouvier and William Daniels, who had been trapped in Homs for several days, are in Lebanon this evening. They are being looked after by the French Embassy in Beirut, and everything is being done to provide them with medical attention and bring them home as quickly as possible.

I want to express my enormous joy to their families at this happy outcome. My thoughts also go out to the families of Rémi Ochlik and Marie Colvin, who were killed in Homs, and to all the Syrian victims in that martyred city.

Both personally and on behalf of the French government, I want to say a very warm thank you to all those who, often at the risk of their own lives, made this outcome possible. I want to express France’s gratitude to them./.

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