US News Humanitarians killed in Niger: Emmanuel Macron pays tribute to the six French victims

16:41  11 august  2020
16:41  11 august  2020 Source:   20minutes.fr

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From the fort of Brégançon, Emmanuel Macron spoke to pay tribute to the six French aid workers killed in the attack on their car on Sunday in Niger . The French president chaired this Tuesday an Defense Council devoted to the legal, military and diplomatic consequences of this attack.

Introducing the meeting from Fort Brégançon, in Borme-les-Mimosas (Var), the Head of State declared that this attack, "clearly terrorist", had "hit" six "young people of a Absolutely remarkable NGO Acted ”. "I want to start this advice with a thought for their families, loved ones, themselves and for all that they represent of the engagement of our youth," he added.

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Consequences on the operations in progress in Niger

During this meeting, “it is important that we can take stock of the situation in Niger, the elements that are in our possession, the progress of the investigation, the diplomatic efforts that we must carry out, obviously the military consequences that we must draw from it, the consequences on all of our systems in the region of the Sahel ”, the president specified. The government must also examine the tribute that will be paid to the six French victims and the "return of the bodies" operations, Macron said.

This defense council brings together Prime Minister Jean Castex and the Ministers of the Armed Forces Florence Parly, of the Interior Gérald Darmanin and of Justice Eric Dupond-Moretti while that of Foreign Affairs, Jean-Yves Le Drian, is represented in his absence. In total, seven people working for the NGO Acted (Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development) were killed on Sunday with their Nigerien guide by armed men, in Kouré, 60 km south-east of Niamey, during a tourist excursion.

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