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PM writes to French President, expressing sympathy on behalf of nation

Published:Friday | January 9, 2015 | 9:51 AM
A girl holds a sign that reads in French: 'I am Charlie' during a vigil in solidarity with those killed in an attack at the Paris offices of the weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo, outside France's embassy in Guatemala City today. - AP

Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller has written a condolence letter to French President Francois Hollande following Wednesday’s attack on French News Magazine Charlie Hebdo.

In the letter Simpson Miller expressed deep sympathy to the Government and people of the French Republic.

She said Jamaicans are saddened to learn of what she has described as a barbaric assault which has claimed many innocent lives and caused great grief and distress to countless others.

Simpson Miller also condemned what she said was the heinous attack on one of our greatest and most cherished freedoms, the freedom of expression.

She added that Jamaica stands in solidarity with the French Republic during this difficult time.


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