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Mumbai terrorist attacks

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Letter from M. Bernard Kouchner, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs, to Mr Pranab Mukherjee, Indian Minister of External Affairs
Paris, November 27, 2008

Minister,

As you know, I made a point of already expressing yesterday evening my horror and outrage at the tragic news of the wave of attacks which has just dealt your country a cruel blow. France utterly condemns these cowardly, barbaric acts which show us just how relentlessly the battle against terrorism must be waged.

At this particularly difficult time, I wish to extend to you and the Indian people the French people’s solidarity and my most sincere condolences. I ask you to convey these especially to the bereaved, expressing to them my profound sadness. I remain at your disposal for any help France can give you at this difficult time.

Rest assured that France feels totally at one with India in this terrible ordeal.

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