Haiti - FLASH : Paris attacks, messages of sympathy
President Michel Martelly:
"The President of the Republic, His Excellency Mr. Michel Joseph Martelly, expressed his deep sorrow face the attacks in Paris (France) this Friday, November 13, causing several deaths and many injuries.
The Head of State strongly condemns these atrocities of terrorist nature that harm not only the French people but also the humanity as a whole that needs more than ever to close ranks to defend the right to freedom, tolerance and life.
On behalf of the Government and people of Haiti, the President of the Republic sends his sympathies to President François Hollande, the French people and to the relatives of the victims in these difficult times. Haiti remains in solidarity with France and reaffirms its support on the occasion of this drama."
Michaëlle Jean, Secretary General of the Francophonie :
Michaëlle Jean, condemns in the strongest terms the terrorist attacks in Paris, and welcomes the exceptional mobilization of the French authorities and security forces.
"I am deeply shocked and dismayed by the cowardly and odious attacks that cause suffering and trauma. I condemn in the strongest terms these immoral and senseless attacks intended to spread terror across the world. These unacceptable and unjustifiable attacks that occur in the aftermath of those perpetrated in Beirut remind us of the need to resist together to the scourge that is terrorism."
Laurent Lamothe, former Prime Minister of Haiti :
"These are the defining moments in History where we should live up to our motto 'L'Union fait la force'. Today our brothers in France need our support more than ever. We need to condemn the horrific and barbaric attacks against innocent and peaceful civilians. Our prayers go out to the victims and their families."