Pakistan: Attack on the World Food Programme Offices in Islamabad- Statement by Mr. Bernard Kouchner, French Minister of Foreign and European Affairs
(Paris, 5 October 2009)
absolutely appalled to learn of this morning’s terrorist attack targeting the
World Food Programme offices in Islamabad, and which, according to the latest
report, killed at least three people and injured several others.
utterly condemns this heinous act which once again reminds us that the first
victims of terrorism are civilians and those who work to ensure their
development and safety.
I express my
heartfelt condolences to the bereaved and all the United Nations staff.
France’s full support for the Pakistani authorities in the battle they are
waging against terrorism. I would also like to pay tribute to the United Nations
institutions and their personnel who, often at the risk of their lives, carry
out an essential mission to promote peace and development./.