President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, has sent a condolence message to the Government and People of the Republic of France, following the distressing news of coordinated terrorist attacks at six different locations across Paris.
The barbaric attacks, which killed at least 129 persons and injured more than 350 others, with 99 being very critical, occurred on Friday, November 13, 2015, in the evening hours in Paris. A Foreign Ministry release says in the message to her French counterpart, President François Hollande, President Johnson Sirleaf on behalf of Liberia, extended deepest condolences to the French President, and through him, to the Government and People of France, particularly the bereaved families for the irreparable loss sustained as a result of the tragic attacks.
“During this difficult period, I wish to, on behalf of the Government and People of Liberia and in my own name, convey deepest condolences to you personally, the People of France, particularly, families of the victims,” President Johnson Sirleaf expressed with deep sorrow while consoling the France Leader.
The President noted that the people of Liberia are very saddened by the outrageously gruesome events leading to the death of dozens of peaceful French residents, who are President Hollande’s beloved compatriots.
The Liberian Leader further assured her French counterpart of her fullest support and solidarity as he and the People of France go through this period of national mourning.
The Liberian Leader then prayed that the Almighty God will grant President Hollande strength and courage needed as he leads the French People through this difficult period of national tragedy.