Hun Sen Offers Condolences to Paris Attack Victims

In a letter to French President Francois Hollande on Saturday, Prime Minister Hun Sen expressed his “horror and consternation” at the wave of terror attacks across Paris on Friday that left over 120 dead and 200 injured.

The letter offers the French people and families of the victims “profound emotions and condolences” of the Cambodian people, and condemns Friday’s “abominable” events. Nicolas Baudouin, spokesman for the French Embassy in Phnom Penh, said that Mr. Hun Sen would also attend a ceremony at the embassy this morning to sign a book of condolence for the victims.

“There will be one [event] for officials and one for the general public, the people who want to come to sign and show their support,” he said.

One of the sites of attack in Paris was the popular Cambodian-owned restaurant Le Petit Cambodge. Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesman Chum Sounry said the ministry had been informed that no Cambodians were killed or injured in the attack.

“According to the information received from the Cambodian Embassy in Paris last night, there are no Cambodian citizens among the victims of the attack in front of the Cambodian restaurant,” he said.

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