ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA — The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, has sent a message of condolence and solidarity to French President, François Hollande, the people of France and families of victims, following multiple terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday, 13 November 2015.
The AU Commission Chairperson wrote: “I learnt with shock and disbelief of the terrorist attacks in Paris, France, while travelling back from the Migration Summit in Valletta, Malta.”
The AU Commission Chairperson said the African Union condemns in the strongest terms these despicable and barbaric acts, and calls for an immediate pursuit of the perpetrators to be apprehended and brought to book soonest.
While wishing speedy recovery to the physically wounded and psychologically traumatised victims of the Paris attacks, the AU Commission Chairperson said the African Union stands in solidarity and in full support of the people of France.
Over 150 people are reported dead and hundreds others wounded following terrorist attacks that took place in about six different locations in Paris.