Kabul attack: French Prez writes to PM to express solidarity
In the wake of attack on Indian Embassy in Kabul, French President Nicolas Sarkozy has written to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh expressing solidarity and desire to work more closely with India in fight against terror.delhi Updated: Oct 10, 2009 14:14 IST
In the wake of attack on Indian Embassy in Kabul, French President Nicolas Sarkozy has written to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh expressing solidarity and desire to work more closely with India in fight against terror.
"After the despicable attack of 7th July 2008, this is the second time in less than a year that dastardly Taliban terrorism has attacked your diplomatic representation in Afghanistan.... I would like to express my full support and deep solidarity to you in these painful circumstances," Sarkozy's letter to Singh said.
He drew Singh's attention to France's "total" commitment to fighting terrorism along side India.
"Through mutual agreement last year, we decided to reinforce cooperation between our two countries with regard to counter-terrorism on the morrow of the tragic events that plunged Mumbai in mourning.
"The attack perpetrated in Kabul has further strengthened my will that India and France work even more closely in this area to halt the barbarity of Talibans and fight all other forms of terrorism to which India is victim," Sarkozy said.
Earlier, French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner had said that "by attacking the diplomatic representation of a state once again, the terrorists have chosen the entire international community that aids and supports the Afghan people as a target."