01.07.2009 - Air disaster in the Comoros : Communiqué issued by the Presidency of the Republic

France is extremely shocked to be confronting another air disaster, the second in such a short space of time.

Today the loss of the Yemenia airline Airbus en route for The Comoros from Sana’a in Yemen once again plunges families and our country into mourning. President Sarkozy expresses his heartfelt condolences to them. The Head of State’s thoughts go out especially to France’s Comorian community, deeply distressed by this tragedy.

It is in such painful circumstances as these that national solidarity is expressed the most intensely. President Sarkozy speaks for the whole nation which shares their grief and expresses their sincere compassion to them.

The Head of State wants to assure them that the government will provide them with all necessary help in these tragic circumstances and requests all the French capabilities deployed to assist the passengers on the Yemenia flight relentlessly to pursue their efforts.

An interfaith ceremony, in which President Sarkozy will take part, will be held in late afternoon on Thursday, 2 July at the Paris Mosque to pay tribute to the victims of this tragedy./.

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