Nepal strongly condemns terrorist attacks in Paris

KATHMANDU, Nov. 14 (Xinhua) — Nepal has strongly condemned Friday’s terrorist attacks in multiple venues in Paris, France, Ministry of Foreign Affairs said here on Saturday.

In a condolence message to French counterpart Francois Hollande, on Saturday, Nepali President Bidya Devi Bhandari stated that the Nepali people and government stand by the people and government of France in this hour of profound grief.

Similarly, in his separate message to the French President, Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli said: “This attack is not only on the French people, but also on the values of open, democratic and egalitarian society they have been espousing for several centuries.”

The prime minister expressed his belief that such cowardly acts of terrorism can neither defeat such universal values nor dampen the spirit of French people.

Nepal’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Kamal Thapa sent a message of condolence to his French counterpart Laurent Fabius condemning the terrorist attack.

In his message, the foreign minister has mentioned that Nepal strongly condemns Friday’s attacks in line with its principled position on terrorism.

Spokesman for the Nepal’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs Tara Prasad Pokharel told Xinhua that all Nepalese living in Paris are safe.

“We have not received any information that Nepalese were hurt by this terrorist attack,” the spokesman said.

So far, the coordinated attacks that took place Friday night in Paris and in it suburb have left more than 120 people dead.

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