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Official speeches and statements - November 24, 2017

Published on November 24, 2017
1. Egypt - Terrorist attack in northern Sinai - Statement by Mr. Jean-Yves Le Drian, Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs (Paris - November 24, 2017)

1. Egypt - Terrorist attack in northern Sinai - Statement by Mr. Jean-Yves Le Drian, Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs (Paris - November 24, 2017)

I was horrified to learn of today’s attack on a mosque in a village in northern Sinai near the city of El-Arish, which took the lives of several hundred worshipers who were murdered during Friday prayers.

France condemns in the strongest possible terms this despicable attack that has plunged all of Egypt into mourning.

I offer France’s condolences to the victims’ families and to the Egyptian people and authorities.

France stands resolutely with Egypt in this latest ordeal. We will continue to stand together in the fight against terrorism and fanaticism.

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