The French Embassy in Saint Lucia on Monday, Nov. 16, 2015 observed a moment of silence in memory of the victims of terrorist attacks in Paris, France last Friday night that left at least 128 people dead.
French Ambassador to St. Lucia Eric de La Moussaye said this “tragedy that struck France to her heart is the violence of a war”
He added: “And perhaps even worse because the victims were defenseless civilians cowardly murdered on Friday night. It took humanity in its entirety that is concerned by this tragedy, which is quite clear as we witnessed the extraordinary momentum of solidarity shown to our country since Friday.
“By this attitude we maintain that we will never give in to violence and that we will remain committed to our values of humanity, freedom and respect of human rights. I also wish to take this opportunity to extend my proper gratitude to all those who were there for the relatives since Friday, thank you especially to you for being with us this morning.”
A condolence book was also signed at the brief ceremony.
Opposition Leader Dr. Gale Rigobert, United Workers Party Leader Allen Chastanet and former St. Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Sir James Mitchell were also in attendance.