French and US security services step up cooperation

Fight against terrorism - United States of America/telephone conversation between M. François Hollande, President of the Republic, and his American counterpart – Communiqué issued by the Presidency of the Republic

Paris, 14 June 2016

The French President spoke to Barack Obama, President of the United States, this evening following the homophobic massacre in Orlando and the double terrorist murder in Magnanville, which struck down a police commander and his female partner, who was also employed by the Interior Ministry.

They agreed to further increase cooperation between the French and American security services, in response to a permanently evolving threat. France and its allies will continue to counter barbarism with the power of democracies./.

United States of America – Shooting in Orlando/homophobia – Communiqué issued by the Presidency of the Republic

Paris, 12 June 2016

The French President condemns with horror the massacre in which more than 20 people died and about 40 were wounded in Florida overnight.

He expresses the full support of France and the French people for the American authorities and people in this ordeal./.

United States of America – Shooting in Orlando/homophobia – Statement by M. Jean-Marc Ayrault, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development

Paris, 12 June 2016

I was extremely shocked to learn of the shooting that took place on the night of Saturday to Sunday in Orlando, which exacted a terrible toll.

My thoughts go first of all to the victims’ families, to whom I extend my condolences, as well as to the many wounded, whom I wish a speedy recovery.

I express my wholehearted solidarity with the American people and their authorities in this dreadful ordeal. In the face of such an event, France stands alongside the United States./.

Published on 28/06/2016

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