France stands united with its Belgian friends
Belgium/attacks - Communiqué issued by the Presidency of the Republic
Paris, 22 March 2016
The President of the French Republic expresses his full solidarity with the Belgian people.
He is in constant touch with the Belgian authorities to extend all the support that they may require in these tragic circumstances.
Through these attacks in Brussels, it is all of Europe that has been struck. Which demands that she take indispensable measures given the seriousness of the threat. France, which was herself attacked in January and November last year, will assume her full share in this. She will relentlessly pursue the fight against terrorism at the international and the domestic levels.
In these circumstances, the Government of France has decided to further reinforce its security arrangements, the border police and transport infrastructure.
The President of the French Republic conveys his heartfelt condolences to the victims’ families and near and dear ones, and his warm friendship to Belgium.