Foster and McGuinness extend sympathy and support to all the people of France

Date published: 15 July 2016

First Minister, Arlene Foster and the deputy First Minister, Martin McGuinness today commented on the attack in Nice.

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First Minister, Arlene Foster and the deputy First Minister, Martin McGuinness today commented on the attack in Nice.

The Ministers said: "Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of those who have lost loved ones or have been seriously injured in this vicious attack.

"Many of our football supporters enjoyed attending the European Championships in France in recent weeks and the scene of devastation and pain this morning are in stark contrast to the carnival atmosphere and warmth people from across Europe enjoyed.

"The people who carried out this attack want to create fear and division. Their actions have resulted in the loss of many lives of people of different nationalities. Their acts are futile and will serve only to strengthen our resolve and determination that democratic means are the only way forward.

"We offer our deepest sympathies and support to President Hollande and all the people of France.

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