France condemns Uri terror attack, says it stands by India’s side

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon hoped the perpetrators of the crime would be brought to justice

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: September 19, 2016 2:10 pm
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Condemnations continued to pour in against the Uri attack with France calling on every State to fight effectively against terrorist groups operating from its territory against other countries.

France also recalls the importance it attaches to bringing calm and the peaceful settlement of disputes in the region of Kashmir, a French Foreign Ministry statement said.

“France most firmly condemns the terrible terrorist attack perpetrated on 18 September against an Indian army camp in the region of Kashmir. It conveys its condolences to the families of the 17 Indian soldiers killed in this attack.

“France remains at India’s side in the combat against terrorism. It calls on every State to fight effectively against terrorist groups operating on their territory or from their territory against other countries,” it said.

Condemning the militant attack on an army camp in North Kashmir’s Uri town that killed 17 soldiers, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon hoped the perpetrators of the crime would be brought to justice and re-establishing stability and preventing any further loss of life will be the priority of “all involved”.

“The United Nations is following developments closely and shares the concerns of people living in the region for peace,” a statement issued by Ban’s spokesperson in New York said.

Ban expressed hope that the perpetrators of the attack would be brought to justice and all stakeholders would meet their responsibilities to maintain peace and stability.