France touched by
expressions of support in the Philippines
By Michaela Del
MANILA, Nov. 14 (PNA) -- France has expressed gratitude to the
Philippines for its expression of sympathy following last Friday’s deadly
attacks that left more than 100 people killed in Paris.
“We are deeply touched by the heartfelt expressions of support in the
Philippines extended by President Benigno S. Aquino III, the national and
local authorities, the people of the Philippines,” the French Embassy said
in a statement.
“France will always fight against extremism and stand for the values of
democracy and human rights enshrined in our national motto ‘Liberte, Egalite,
Fraternite which was coined in Paris centuries ago,” it said. “Today we are
Gunmen and bombers late Friday launched coordinated attacks in restaurants,
bars, a sports stadium and a concert hall, in an assault blamed by the
French government on the Islamic State.
French President Francois Hollande is set to address parliament on Monday
and declared three days of national mourning. (PNA)