President sympathizes with France after terrorist attack

The President expressed condolences to the people of France
The President expressed condolences to the people of France

President of Dominica, His Excellency Charles Savarin, is expressing condolences to the government and the people of France following the terrorist attacks on November 13.

At least 129 people were reported dead and more than 350 wounded in the attacks across several parts of the French capital, Paris, on Friday which have now been claimed by Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

The President said on Monday that Dominica emphasizes with the government and people of France.

“Let me take this opportunity to express my concern, my condolences, my empathy with the government and the people of France who suffered this very tragic act of terrorism in Paris on Friday and to say that we in Dominica empathize with them and we hope that they will overcome these difficulties and will be able to return to normalcy as soon as possible,” he stated.

Meantime reports indicate French warplanes have bombarded Raqqa, the de facto ‘capital’ of ISIS in Syria, two days after the Paris attacks.

The strikes, late on Sunday, saw 12 French air force planes drop 20 bombs on ISIS positions.

The French nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, Charles De Gaulle, is also began making final preparations to set sail for the Persian Gulf on Wednesday, signifying more heavy strikes are yet to come.

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4 Comments

  1. 4-cars
    November 19, 2015

    France is Democratic. Dominica is Communistic. Water and Oil don’t mix.

  2. Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
    November 19, 2015

    We have terrorist running wild in our own country terrorizing people, stop your hypocrisy, and deal with it, at least the police in Paris has already capture, and killed the perpetrators, in less than three days; the terrorists who firebomb Gong Emanuel house are still at large. The people who murdered my nephew are still out there, the guy who caused the death of my niece by pulverizing her head, and escaped to St. Lucia is still perhaps beating the crap out of some other woman!

    Yes you sympathize, and empathize with the government of Francs hoping you will get something from the government of France for free,

  3. November 17, 2015

    please don’t make me laugh where was your sympathy during you infamous 47 days strike on the country?

  4. Erasmus B. Black
    November 17, 2015

    So Dear Leader makes a statement about the situation in France and a day later the President makes his own statement. Why is Dominica’s response a la carte? Why can’t the Government of Dominica issue a unified statement on the situation please?

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