The Government of Nepal has strongly condemned the terrorist attacks in multiple venues in Paris, France, that took place yesterday evening.
The Rt. Honourable President Mrs. Bidya Devi Bhandari has sent a message of condolences to the French President, His Excellency Mr. François Hollande. In her message the Rt. Honourable President has stated that the people and Government of Nepal stand by the people and Government of France in this hour of profound grief.
Similarly, the Rt. Honourable Prime Minister Mr. K.P. Sharma Oli has stated that 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. In a message he sent to the French President, His Excellency Mr. François Hollande, the Rt. Honourable Prime Minister has expressed his belief that such cowardly acts of terrorism can neither defeat such universal values nor dampen the spirit of French people.
The Honourable Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs has also sent a message of condolences to his French counterpart His Excellency Mr. Laurent Fabius. In his message, the Deputy Prime Minister has mentioned that in line with its principled position on terrorism, Nepal strongly condemns yesterday’s attacks.
As per the information received, all Nepalese living in Paris are safe.
Office of the Spokesperson
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
November 14, 2015