Paris attacks: your messages of condolence [fr]

The French Embassy thanks everyone who has joined the people of France in mourning - your show of solidarity and expressions of condolence have been deeply moving.

Excellency,
I have the honor to address Your Excellency on the occasion of expressing my profound grief and sorrow for the terrorist attack which caused the death of more than 130 persons and numerous injured in Paris on the 13th November 2015.
I beg Your Excellency to convey on behalf of the Embassy of Colombia and on my own behalf, our deepest sympathy and most sincere condolences to the families who lost their loved ones, as I pray for the prompt overcoming of this tragedy.
I avail myself of this opportunity to present to Your Excellency the assurances of my highest and most distinguished consideration and appreciation
Embassy of Colombia in Pretoria

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Your Excellency,
On behalf of the Apostolic Nunciature in Pretoria, I write to offer my sincere condolences on the loss of life in Paris during the most recent terrorist attacks there.
May the souls of all the Faithful Departed rest in peace. May those terrorists, still alive, be caught and be held accountable.
May peace reign on earth.
Apostolic Nuncio South Africa

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Nous sommes attristés par les attaques terroristes qui ont fait au moins 120 morts et plus de 90 blessés graves à Paris dans la soirée du vendredi 13 novembre 2015.
A I’ instar du Gouvernement malgache, nous condamnons dans les termes les plus fermes ces assassinats inhumains. Nos pensées vont aux victimes de ces actes de barbarie, à leurs familles et à leurs proches.
Nous exprimons également notre compassion et notre solidarité avec l’ensemble du peuple français. Nous partageons ses peines et exprimons nos sincères condoléances en ces moments difficiles.
Ambassade de la République de Madagascar en Afrique du Sud

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We strongly condemn the terrorist attacks on 13th November 2015 in Paris which caused the death of more than 130 persons.
We share with the French people this tremendous loss. We stand by France at these difficult moments and would like to express our deepest condolences to the Government and People of France and to the victims’ families and relatives.
Embassy of Vietnam in South Africa

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On behalf of the Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar and the People of Myanmar, the deepest condolences go to the bereaved families and the people of the Republic of France, in relation with the terrorist attack that took place in Paris on 13th November 2015, wich caused the death of more than 130 persons.
Embassy of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar in South Africa

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Au nom du Gouvernement du Brésil dans l’Afrique du Sud et au nom de mes compatriotes, horrifié par la série d’attaques sans précédent perpétrée à Paris dans la soirée du vendredi 13 novembre, qui a fait au moins 130 morts e 350 blessés, j’exprime mes condoléances les plus profondes aux familles et amis des victimes, au peuple et au Gouvernement de la France. C’est un moment de profonde tristesse et de deuil pour tous ceux qui partagent les valeurs de liberté. Il faut que la lutte contre le fléau du terrorisme soit également menée par tous. Aujourd’hui, nous sommes tous Français.
Avec l’amitié du peuple brésilien
Ambassade de la République fédérative du Brésil en Afrique du Sud

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My heart goes out to the people of France over the sickening acts of terror that took place in Paris on Friday 13 November. Terror has no boarders. We will stay strong and shoulder to shoulder in the fight against this evil.
Embassy of Norway in Pretoria

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Dear Madam Elisabeth Barbier,
We at ICLEI Africa were saddened to learn of the devastating attacks that took place in Paris last week Friday, more so as Paris is preparing to host the International Climate Change negotiations in a few weeks time.
On behalf of Ms Kobie Brand and ICLEI Africa, please accept our deepest condolences. You have our heartfelt sympathy.
Very sincerely
Team at ICLEI Africa

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Madame l’Ambassadeur,
Profondément choquée par le massacre survenu à Paris, que la Suisse condamne avec la plus grande vigueur, je souhaite exprimer ma solidarité avec le peuple français et les autorités françaises.
Durant le week-end, plusieurs manifestations spontanées de solidarité et de soutien se sont déroulées dans toute la Suisse.
Dans ces heures de souffrance et d’épreuve, ma sympathie va aux familles des victimes et à leurs proches.
Bien cordialement
Ambassade de la Confédération Suisse en Afrique du Sud

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Madame l’Ambassadrice,
Suite aux attentats terroristes qui ont eu lieu à Paris, la nuit du 13 Novembre et qui ont causé le décès de plus de 120 personnes dont une ressortissante turque et blessé plus de 300 personnes, veuillez accepter les condoléances les plus sincères de la part de l’Ambassade de Turquie à Pretoria au Gouvernement et au peuple français ainsi qu’aux familles des victimes. Nous partageons la souffrance du peuple français et souhaitons un rétablissement rapide aux blessés.
Ambassade de Turquie à Pretoria

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Good Day,
League of Arab States mission in Pretoria would like to presents its sincere condolences to the Government of France and families of the victims on the attacks of Paris.
Kind regards
League of Arab States mission in Pretoria

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Profoundly shocked and horrified by the barbaric terrorist attacks that were perpetrated in Paris on 13th of November, that caused the death of more than 130 innocent people, an injuries to many more I want to express the deepest condolences and the solidarity of the people and Government of Uruguay with the people and Government of France and specially with the families and friends of the victims, to who we extend our sympathy.
No idea, faith or belief of any kind may serve to justify such unbearable and cowardly actions, crimes against unarmed and civil population that offend humanity and the modern civilisation as such.
As it was stated in the Press Communique issued on the day of the massacre by our Ministry of Foreign Affairs “the responses to this international scourge must be firm, coordinated and within the framework of international law” underlying"the importance that the international community as a whole, according to the principles and purposes embodied in the United Nations Charter and in fully respect of human rights, may strengthening its actions to tackle this threat to the international peace and security”.
France has always been a reference of freedom, solidarity, democratic and republican values and all these strengths will allow the country to overcome the mourning and emerge stronger and more united than ever. In this critical moment of sadness, pain an uncertainty Uruguay will always remain side by side with France, in the defence of all these shared and civilised values and particularly in the struggle and condemnation against terrorism in all its forms.”
Embassy of the Oriental Republic of Uruguay in South Africa

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The Government and People of the Republic of Suriname as well as the Ambassador and staff of its Embassy in Pretoria would like to convey their heartfelt condolences to the Government and Pepole of the Republic of France relating to the horrific terrorist attacks that took place on November 13, 2015, demanding the lives of more than 130 innocent people badly injured.
This massacre is indeed another call to the international community to jointly combat global terrorism. It is evident that terrorist attacks are a continuous threat to humanity and should therefore be strongly condemned.
The Government of the Republic of Suriname will continue to support a joint approach to eliminate those atrocities committed by terrorist groups.
We pray that the Lord will give comfort and strength to the Government, its People and bereaved families during time of mourning.
Embassy of the Republic of Suriname in South Africa

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The Embassy of Central African Republic of South Africa in Pretoria presents its compliments to the Embassy of France and has the honour to express its deepest condolences and solidarity to the French Government and the people regarding the deadly attacks in Paris.
The Embassy of the Central African Republic in Pretoria avails itself of this opportunity to renew to the Embassy of France the assurances of its highest consideration
Embassy of the Central African Republic in Pretoria

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Good evening Sir,
This is done to let you know that we have a heart felt need to send you our sincere thoughts during this disgusting and mad time. We hope and pray that your country will shortly be able to report that these mad people has been stopped in tracks.
Good luck and GOD speed for the future.
A.G.

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Chers collègues,
C´est avec grande tristesse que j´ai appris des événements tragiques à Paris.
Les images de Paris m´ont profondément touché. Je pense à tous ceux qui souffrent de ces attentats.
Je vous présente mes sincères condoléances.
A.O.M.

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Dear all,
Accept my deepest sympathy - to all people in France who lost their loved ones and to all who suffer after these evil attacks.
We are still in shock… but you are not alone!
Kind regards,
S.C.

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My heartfelt condolences for the lives lost during such a savage attack on Paris.
May God be with you all
C.M.C.

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It is with great sadness we, our entire family, learn of the barbaric act committed against the people of Paris, those who lost their lives,& against the entire French nation.
Our heartfelt sympathy to those who lost their loved ones, our prayers for recovery to those injured & strength for the pride of the French nation.
Our solidarity is with the president of France & the French nation.
Regards,
A.L.

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We know the pain.
We know the loss.
Designed and Made for the people of Paris, from yours truly.
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My heart, Our hearts are with you.
Sincerely,
Jay.

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Your Excellency,
I was deeply saddened when I learned of the brutal and senseless act of terrorism that killed and injured hundreds of Parisians on Friday night. Kindly accept my sincerest condolences on behalf of the people and government of Iran.
Iran, herself a victim of terrorism, strongly condemns such cowardly and violent attacks on innocent civilians.
The people of Iran share your grief an stand united with the people of France against terrorism.
May the brave victims of this act of unspeakable cruelty rest in ternal peace and may God grant their families and friends patience throughout these very difficult times.
Kindly accept my deepest condolences.
Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran in South Africa

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Dear Ambassador Barbier,
My staff and I have been following the news of the latest terror attacks on Paris, with a sense of sheer horror. At a time like this one is at a loss for words, and we cannot begin to imagine the sorrow that France as a nation must be suffering at this time. We have been struck, however, by the dignity and discipline of your country’s collective response, and we applaud your resolve to draw strength from precisely those values of your society, that ISIS seeks to demolish.
Please know that, as you grieve for the many innocent lives lost, and you investigate the barbaric acts that the world witnessed, we stand in solidarity with you.
Nous sommes Paris…
University of Pretoria

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Excellence Madame l’Ambassadeur,
C’est avec beaucoup d’émotion et de tristesse que nous avons appris l’horreur des attaques terroristes perpétrées contre la France à travers Paris, sa ville capital.
En ces moments de deuils que traverse Votre pays, aucun mot ne saurait traduire la compassion que le peuple congolais, son Gouvernement et moi-même éprouvons face à cette tragédie.
Nous partageons votre peine et saisissons cette occasion pour transmettre au peuple frère français, à son gouvernement et à Votre Excellence ainsi qu’aux familles éprouvées nos condoléances les plus émues.
Je vous prie d’agréer, Excellence Madame l’Ambassadeur, l’expression de ma haute et fraternelle considération.
Embassy of the Republic of Congo to South Africa

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I wish to record my full support for France and the French people in their struggle against the cowards who kill and maim innocent citizens. I give my sincere condolences to those affected in this latest attack in Paris.
B.C.

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Au nom de tous mes collègues à l’Ambassade du Royaume du Maroc à Pretoria ainsi qu’au nom de la Communauté marocaine résidant en Afrique du Sud, je vous présente mes condoléances les plus sincères à vous et aux familles des victimes des odieuses attaques terroristes qui ont visé plusieurs quartiers de Paris et qui ont coûté la vie à des innocentes victimes.
En cette douloureuse circonstance, je tiens à réitérer la position du Royaume du Maroc par rapport au terrorisme et sa ferme condamnation à tous ses actes abjects quels que soient ses motifs, ses origines et ses manifestations et exprimer sa solidarité avec le Gouvernement et le Peuple Français dans cette épreuve.
Ambassade du Royaume du Maroc à Pretoria

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The Embassy of Georgia in the Republic of South Africa presents its compliments to the Embassy of France in South Africa and on behalf of the people and the Government of Georgia as well as the staff of the Embassy of Georgia in Pretoria expresses the deepest sorrow and extends sincere condolences for the loss of innocent lives as a result of the terrorist attacks that look place on 13 November 2015 in Paris. In this difficult moment, the people and the Government of Georgia stand with the French and offer support to the people and the Government of France.
The Embassy of Georgia further stresses that the Government of Georgia has condemned strongly the terrorist attacks in Paris and considers these terrorist acts as the gravest crime against humanity targeting the world peace.
The Embassy of Georgia in the Republic of South Africa avails itself of this opportunity to renew to Embassy of France in Pretoria the assurances of its highest consideration
The Embassy of Georgia in the Republic of South Africa

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The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Somalia to the Republic of South Africa presents its compliments to the French Embassy in Pretoria and would like to extend to the latter its deep and sincere condolences, following the terrorist attacks that took place in Paris, France, on Friday 13th December, 2015.
The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Somalia joined the peace-loving countries around the world for sending condolences regarding these terrorist activities that took the lives of more than hundreds of innocent peoples and shares the grief and sorrow of the Government of France as well as the French people in this difficult time.
Our hearts go out to the friends and families of those who are victims of this tragedy that took place in Paris and we are wishing them a quick recovery soon.
The embassy of Federal Republic of Somalia avails itself of this opportunity to renew to the French Embassy to South Africa the assurances of its highest consideration.
Embassy of Somalia in South Africa

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I was deeply shocked to hear about the terrorist attacks in multiple venues in Paris on
l3th November 2015 which resulted in the loss of lives of over 130 innocent people and left many more seriously injured.
On behalf of the Embassy of Nepal, I join the people and the Government of Nepal in
strongly condemning this terrorist attack which is not only on the French people but also on the values of open, democratic and egalitarian society they have been nurturing for several centuries. Nepal holds a principled position that terrorism in whatever forms and manifestations is a threat to the universally accepted values of world peace, freedom and prosperity and is, therefore, condemnable in strongest and unequivocal terms.
On behalf of the Embassy of Nepal and on my own behalf, I wish to convey with deep
regret and sorrow our deepest condolences to the bereaved family members, and sincerely wish for the early recovsry of the injured people.
Embassy of Nepal together with the People and the Government of Nepal stand by the
French Embassy, the people and Government of France at this hour of national mourning; and express our strong solidarity with France in the fight against terrorism.
Please accept, Your Excellency, the assurances of my highest consideration.
Yours Sincerely.
Embassy of Nepal in South Africa

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Heart-felt sympathy to all the French People .
God be with you all
M.S.

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Good Morning
It is with sadness and dismay that we learnt of the horrendous and senseless carnage in Paris and suburbs over the past weekend.
We convey our condolences to you all and especially the bereaved of those who lost their lives.
We likewise wish all the injured a speedy and full recovery.
Sincerely
International Peace College South Africa (IPSA)

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Her excellency, the Ambassador,
Allow me to express sincere condolences to the President and people of France on the cruel and tragic events in Paris on the evening of Friday 13th.
That innocent civilians relaxing on Friday evening should be mowed down in such a barbaric manner in Paris, a city of light and joy, is an assault on the very foundations of civilized living.
I join with the grieving community in Notre Dame in praying for the President and people of France, for the victims and their families and for all the injured.
The Catholics and Bishops of South Africa are with you in these peaceful moments. We remember our close and historic bonds with the people of Francis in their building up and support of our communities and dioceses in this country.
W.S.

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Solidaire avec tous nos compatriotes contre crs terroristes. Je voudrais exprimer ma profonde sympathie à tous les blessés et mes condoléances aux familles des défunts. La France doit rester unies contre ces barbares. Vive la France et Vive la République.
A.D.

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The French Embassy
Our sincere condolences to the people of France and especially to the families who lost loved ones in this terrible attack may you be comforted by the outpouring of love surrounding you. Our hearts are saddened by your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Best Regards,”
M.S.

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My sincere condolences to everyone affected by the horrific atrocities against your people in your own country.
I trust the French Government to show the courage in leading the world in destroying ISIS soonest.
Kind regards
T. M.

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Chers collègues,
Veuillez accepter nos plus sincères condoléances et sympathie pour les victimes du terrible attentat terroriste à Paris.
Cela est si inhumain et épouvantable !
Nous condamnons cet acte barbare et soutenons fort le peuple français en ce moment extrêmement difficile.
Ambassade de Bulgarie à Prétoria
Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Pretoria

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L’horreur a frappé à nouveau. Nos pensées et solidarité avec les familles des victimes des attaques et avec le peuple Français tout entier.
Sincères condoléances au nom de l’Ambassade de l’Argentine à Pretoria.

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The Ambassador and colleagues of the Royal Danish Embassy in South Africa extends their most sincere condolences to the Embassy in France in South Africa.
Embassy of Denmark, Pretoria

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Your Excellency, Dear colleague,
It is with deep regret that we witnessed the unacceptable terrorist attacks in Paris that caused the death of innocent human life and suffering.
We stand by France these difficult moments, expressing our solidarity and deep condolences to the families of the victims and to the people and Government of France.
Please, accept, Your Excellency, the deepest condolences on behalf of the Cyprus High Commission.
High Commission of the Republic of Cyprus, Pretoria

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With great sadness and pain me and my family received news about terrible terrorist attack in Paris last Friday night. It is impossible to imagine Paris to be a bloodshed scene. No justification to those whose hands are in blood of hundred innocent people. I am sure the revenge will come very soon.
With greater love to Paris. Vive la France!”
Embassy of of Kazakhstan to South Africa

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Au nom de l’Ambassade d’Italie, expressions de consternation, de tristesse et sincères condoléances pour les tragiques attentats terroristes à Paris.
Avec sentiments de proximité.

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Good morning
It is with great sadness, shock and outrage to witness these atrocities. It is heartbreaking. My thoughts and prayers are with the French people. My sincere and profound condolences to everybody affected by this tragedy. May the victims rest in peace; peace, comfort and strength to all those who knew the victims, the city of Paris, and all the businesses and patrons involved on this sad occasion. I pray that the injured make a speedy and full recovery and that there are no more casualties. I wish every success to the investigators, medical and other personnel.
In love and support, I stand with you.
Alex.

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May the peace which comes from the memories of love shared, comfort you now and in the days ahead.
May the comfort of God help entire family of French during this difficult time.
We are thinking of you during this difficult time.
Words seem inadequate to express the sadness we feel.
Although no words can really help to ease the loss you bear, just know that you are very close in every thought and prayer.
You have my deepest sympathies on the earthquake.
Oh heart, if one should say to you that the soul perishes like the body, answer that the flower withers, but the seed remains.
Our hearts go out to entire family of French land in their time of sorrow.
I was deeply saddened to hear of your loss. My thoughts are with you.
I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with entire family of French people.
D.H.

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Dear Colleague,
The Interfaith Harmony Committee of Lahore High Court Bar Association offers its deepest condolences to the people of France and its government. The innocent victims of these barbaric attacks and their families are in our thoughts and prayers.
This is an attack not just on Paris, it’s an attack not just on the people of France, but this is an attack on all of humanity and the universal values that we share.”
We extended our heartfelt sympathies with the members of the bereaved families and French citizens. We strongly condemn such acts of terrorism in all forms and manifestations and “sends condolences to the government and people of France,”
In sympathy and solidarity, we are standing beside you all.”
W.A., Pakistan

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Sir/Madam,
Just a short poem I have written to my colleague’s and the French people in your lovely country.
I was getting back from a meeting when i heard the terrible news of the French people and while i was driving home i have put together a poem that i wish to say to all our people in Manitou France and the French people and the following is a short poem i have written to you all in these dark times and times with heartache.
Please except our full condolences and as a member of the Manitou family my heart goes out with you all.
We in South Africa are thinking of you all.
I know we don’t see things the way most people do.
I know we are not perfect and not even sure if you’re true.
I come to you for help; I have nowhere else to go our Lord.
I pray for help for a Country France that I love so and there people.
I wish I could have their pain, sickness, and strain.
I wish France to be happy, healthy, and without pain after these terrible attacks.
I would for France give my life to make all this go away
I pray for France and its people and I love the French people in every way.
If you can find the time to hear my prayer please take the French people pains and any illness they may have and give it to me for if I can take these burdens from the French people it will help show just how much I do care for a nation who shows great care towards me and my family over the last 15 years.”
J.S.

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Dear Ambassador Barbier
On behalf of the Democratic Alliance, I would like to express my deepest condolences for the tragic loss of life suffered in Paris yesterday evening.
My thoughts and prayers go out to the families, friends and loved ones of those who perished in the cowardly and barbaric attacks.
This was not only an attack on France, but on freedom itself. I wish you strength and fortitude as you seek to bring those responsible to justice.
Yours sincerely.
Leadership of the DA

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My sincere condolences with France. As a sign of remorse, the world’s largest French flag is now offered to be opened at a suitable site. An e-mail was sent to the ambassador in Pretoria regarding this. Hopefully we will receive a response so that we can proceed with arrangements. Viva La France.
E.L.

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Our deepest condolences on the senseless loss of so many of your compatriots, our thoughts and prayers are with you.
E.I.F.

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Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
M.S.

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Thinking of all of you ...
E.D.V.C.

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We are sharing in your mourning in these three days.
H.E.

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Chers Collègues,
Je vous présente mes condoléances suite aux attaques terroristes qui sont effectivement une déclaration de guerre à la France et à ses amis dont le Sénégal.
Ambassade du Sénégal à Pretoria

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I was shocked and sadned to hear about the horrible events in Paris. To the people of France, I present my heartfelt condolences. May the families and friends of those who lost their lives in this horrible and senseless way, find healing in our support.
S.L.G.S.

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I Am Not Habby At all because what is happend in Paris I am somali refugee in South Africa but really I am not feeling well innocent people they kill to Paris I Am so sorry. ... Je suis donc désolé les gens et le gouvernement du français.
N.B.S.

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They were real people. It was such a tragedy what happened in #Paris, my prayers are with people of France. #ParisAttacks
S.B.

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#ParisAttacks Condoléances les plus sincères pour votre perte et terorrism a pas sa place dans notre monde bien-aimé.
N.N.

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Flowers and messages outside the @FrenchEmbassyZA in PTA. We stand with you #PrayforParis
M.B.

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En Tant que citoyen #Néerlandais j’offre mes sincere condoleances au peuple #Francais après cet affreux acte #terroriste.
J.Z.

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Horrific - the cowardly acts of war on innocent Parisians. We are #Praying4Paris #ParisAttacks
G.L.R.

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May GOD The SaViOR GaLLanTLy BLESS The Heroic FRENCH PeoPLe!!! AMeeN!!!
M.H.

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@FrenchEmbassyZA @Abramjee @The_Urban_Idea @CityofJoburgZA #ParisAttacks Condolences for the barbaric attach, ISLAM is not TERRORISM!!.
N.N.

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@FrenchEmbassyZA @GovernmentZA bless you all and I believe God will guide you
Bishop

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@FrenchEmbassyZA @ProudlySA @GovernmentZA deepest sympathy for the French people.
B.P.

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#SouthAfrica sends their condolences to people of #France #Paris and families of the victims. @fhollande @FranceCapeTown @FrenchEmbassyZA
J.C.M.F.

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My thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected by #ParisAttacks
D.B.

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We stand united as a family with the French people who were attacked by thugs and cowards. Never again!
M.K.

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My heart and thoughts are with you #ParisAttacks #PrayForParis
C.T.

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@FrenchEmbassyZA you are in our thoughts and prayers, our hearts are heavy with you. All our love to the people of Paris
S.L.

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Our prayers goes out to the victims and families #PrayforParis
S.N.

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@FrenchEmbassyZA @PaulivW @GovernmentZA Sympathy to all in France
M.P.

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Deepest sympathies. Be strong. From all at @media24
E.W.

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@FrenchEmbassyZA Nous sommes solidaires avec vous. Nous sommes tous ensemble. We must all be united.
A.R.

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@FrenchEmbassyZA Mes profonds condoleances a vous et toute la France. Les terroristes ne vaicront pas. #ParisAttack
Steve.

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@FrenchEmbassyZA Nous somme solidaires avec les français dans leur douleur et leur colère. Les terroristes n’ont ni pays, ni nationalité.
Rus Embassy in RSA ‏@EmbassyofRussia

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@FrenchEmbassyZA Our prayers and thoughts are with the people of France.
Y.A.

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In Solidarity My thoughts Condolences & Prayers are with the People of France. What Shocking news.#ParisAttacks @FrenchEmbassyZA @fhollande
Y.C.C.

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So very sad and terrible. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. @FrenchEmbassyZA
B.S.

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We are devastated by this horrific attack on all of us @FrenchEmbassyZA #ParisAttacks
W.J.

publie le 31/03/2016

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