We thank you all for your messages of support & your presence of solidarity rally. Find the last information related to Paris attacks last November below.
Rally in Boston in honor of the victims of Paris Attacks
Hundreds of people gathered in Boston Common yesterday November 15th, 2015, for a solidarity rally honoring the victims of the horrific attacks that took place last Friday in Paris and Saint-Denis.
See the pics album & article here.
Read speech by François Hollande, President of the French Republic, in the Hotel des Invalides for the National tribute to the victims on November 27, 2015
President Hollande meets with President Obama at the White House
President Hollande of France and President Obama hold joint press conference at the White House - Washington, D.C. – November 24, 2015. See it here:
Statement made on November 17th 2015 by the French presidency
As part of the international community’s effort in the fight against Daesh and the resolution of the situation in Syria, President Hollande will travel to:
Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, November 24, for a meeting with President Barack Obama
Moscow on Thursday, November 26, for a meeting with President Vladimir Putin.
If you would like to sign the book of condolence, it will be open at the consulate from 9AM to 5PM. Or on internet via the website of the French embassy in Washington : http://franceintheus.org/spip.php?article7170 Thank you.
If you are concerned about a US citizen in Paris you can call 1-888-407-4747 (from the US) or 202-501-4444 (from overseas) for assistance.
French President François Hollande has decided to immediately reinstate systematic border checks. Checks are performed at road crossing-points, rail, sea and airports. Airports continue to operate. Air and rail links are ensured.
Paris - November 14, 2015
The security forces have once again been called to intervene under extremely difficult conditions, and the terrorists who took position, including in a place very near here, have been killed. I want to express our admiration for all those services – doctors, firefighters, civil protection – who dedicated themselves to helping throughout the night. Many people were wounded, seriously wounded; those wounded people are shocked, shocked by what they saw. So we wanted to be here, among all those who saw those terrible things, to tell them we’re going to fight this battle, and it will be merciless, because when terrorists are capable of carrying out such atrocities they must be certain that they will face a determined France, a united France, a France that comes together and a France that will not be cowed, even though today it is expressing unbounded shock at this tragedy, which is appalling because it is barbaric.
Paris - November 14, 2015
The President of the Republic convened the Council of Ministers, which met on November 14 at 12 a.m. Following a report by the Prime Minister, the Minister of the Interior, and the Minister of Justice, a decree was adopted establishing a state of emergency. It is effective immediately throughout continental France and Corsica. It provides for prohibiting the movement of individuals and establishing protection and security zones.
A second decree was also adopted to implement strengthened measures in all municipalities of Ile-de-France. These provisions make it possible to place any individual engaged in dangerous activities under house arrest, to temporarily close entertainment venues and meeting places, to confiscate weapons, and to perform searches.
Furthermore, the President has decided to immediately reinstitute border controls.
The customs services have also been mobilized for this purpose.
All schools and universities will be closed on Saturday in Ile-de-France and school trips are canceled.
Hospitals have been mobilized. The Plan Blanc* has been activated.
The victims’ assistance unit of the Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Justice, and Health, working in conjunction with Police Headquarters, has been activated.
A defense council has been convened for Saturday at 9 a.m. An additional 1,500 troops have been mobilized.
The President will remain in Paris and will not attend the G20. He will be represented by the minister of foreign affairs and international development and by the minister of finance and public accounts.
*Plan Blanc: Emergency plan to deal with the sudden increase of activity in a hospital.
Check update on French Ministry of Foreign affairs : http://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/