Paris, August 9 , 2010
I was deeply shocked to learn of the terrible toll from the flooding in the Ladakh region. The latest estimates are 150 dead and 400 missing.
In these painful circumstances, I want to express France’s solidarity with the Indian people and authorities, and extend my heartfelt condolences to the victims’ families and close friends.
In this spirit of solidarity, and within a European framework, we will study any aid request formulated by the Indian government./.