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Simpson Miller condemns Paris terror attacks

Published:Saturday | November 14, 2015 | 11:32 PM
The word peace in the six official languages of the organisation is projected at UNESCO headquarters in Paris, France today.

Jamaica's Prime Minister, Portia Simpson Miller has joined in condemning the Paris terror attacks that resulted in the deaths of more than 150 people.

According to Simpson Miller, it was especially heartbreaking that the "cowardly acts" appear to have targeted the youth.

SEE SIMPSON MILLER's ‎FULL STATEMENT BELOW:

“Jamaica joins all civilised, peace-loving peoples around the world in condemning the heartless and barbaric terrorist attacks perpetrated on the night of 13th November 2015 against the nation and people of France.

We are heartbroken that the cowardly acts of terror appeared to target the youth of the city of Paris and have, in the process, claimed the lives of over 120 innocent men, women and children and left numerous others wounded.

We reiterate our utter condemnation of terrorism in all its forms and manifestations and renew our commitment to fighting this scourge in co-operation with the international community and in defence of the universal values of life, liberty and peace for which Jamaica stands as a nation.

We pledge our solidarity and support in concert with the global peace-loving community to root out and destroy the acts of evil that those who hate our way of life and values would unleash upon us.

We stand in solidarity with the Government and people of France and extend our deepest sympathy to the bereaved families.”