Solidarity with United Kingdom after Manchester attack
United Kingdom – Terrorist attack in Manchester – Statement by M. Jean-Yves Le Drian, Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs
Paris, 23 May 2017
I was deeply shocked to learn of the terrorist attack which took place in a Manchester concert venue in the evening of 22 May.
I utterly condemn this heinous act, which targeted our British ally. France expresses its condolences to the victims’ families and assures the people of Manchester and the British authorities of its solidarity in this ordeal.
Our embassy in the United Kingdom, in conjunction with the local authorities, is doing everything in its power to verify the victims’ nationalities and identities. I am, of course, keeping myself constantly informed of developments in the situation.
The United Kingdom and France are united against terrorism. International cooperation efforts must continue in order to thwart it, on our territories and abroad.