UAE condemns shooting, hostage-taking in France

By Eudore R. Chand

ABU DHABI 24 March 2018: The UAE last night condemned the shooting against the French Police and the hostage-taking incident in the French city of Trebes, where scores of innocent people were killed or injured.

“The UAE stands in full solidarity with France in fighting terrorism and supporting whatever measures it may take to preserve its security and the safety of its citizens and residents,” said a statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.

The statement carried by Wam, reiterated the UAE’s unequivocal rejection of all forms of terrorism and expressed its condolences to the French government and the families of the victims while wishing a speedy recovery to those injured.

Meanwhile the International Security Alliance, ISA, condemned on Friday the terrorist attack of shooting and hostage-taking in south France, in which scores of innocent people were killed and injured.

In a statement issued in Abu Dhabi, the ISA denounced these criminal acts which rejected by religions and human values and laws and called for mobilising efforts to fight terrorism and dry up its source of financing.

The Abu Dhabi-based organisation expressed condolences to the Government and people of France as well as to families of the victims, while wishing a speedy recovery to those injured.

Launched in UAE capital Abu Dhabi last year as a working group to confront organised and transnational crime, the ISA member countries are the UAE, France, Italy, Spain, Senegal, Bahrain, Morocco and Singapore.