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UAE expresses solidarity with France after 'heinous' attack

Ministry of Foreign Affairs issues statement to condemn terror attack on French weekly Charlie Hebdo in Paris

UAE expresses solidarity with France after 'heinous' attack
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The UAE on Wednesday strongly condemned the "heinous" attack on the French weekly Charlie Hebdo in Paris, in which at least 12 people were killed.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in a statement published by news agency WAM, emphasised the UAE's solidarity with the government and people of France "at this critical time".

It also expressed its "condemnation of terrorism in all its forms and manifestations as a phenomenon that targets international security and stability".

The statement said that such appalling criminal acts require cooperation and solidarity at all levels to eradicate this menace "which seeks to spread destruction, chaos and to destabilise security and stability".

The ministry said criminal acts against innocent civilians violate all human principles and ethical values.

The ministry expressed its sincere condolences and sympathies with the French government and families of victims and wished a swift recovery to the injured.