Christchurch - President E. Macron and Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian react to the attacks [fr]
French President Emmanuel Macron and Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian, reacted to the attacks that took place in Christchurch on 15 March 2019. They both expressed their supports to the victims.
“All our thoughts go out to the victims of the odious crimes against the mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, and their loved ones. France stands against all forms of extremism and is working with its partners to combat terrorism around the world.” Emmanuel Macron - 15 March 2019
“I utterly condemn the despicable attack committed today against two mosques in Christchurch, whose casualty toll – still provisional at this stage – speaks of several dozen killed and wounded.
France extends its condolences to the victims’ families and the New Zealand people and stands alongside New Zealand in this ordeal, which strengthens our shared determination to combat terrorism all over the world./.” Jean-Yves Le Drian - 15 March 2019
After the horrific terror attack, the French flag at the the French embassy in Wellington is now flying at half-mast.
Eiffel tower: "To pay tribute to the Christchurch victims in New Zealand, I will turn off my lights earlier tonight, before midnight." Eiffel tower - 16 March 2019