Ethiopia: AU strongly condemns "despicable terror attacks" in Paris

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - African Union Commission Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma was "shocked and deeply saddened" by the despicable terrorist attacks that took place Friday in the French capital Paris, resulting in the killing of over 100 people and wounding many others, according to a statement issued here Saturday by the Commission.

"The Chairperson of the Commission condemns in the strongest terms these cowardly attacks, which cannot be justified under any circumstances," it said.

Dlamini Zuma has conveyed the AU's sincere condolences to the families of the victims
and to the French Government, wishing speedy recovery to those wounded.

Through the statement, the Chairperson expressed Africa's full support to, and solidarity with the French people and Government.

The Chairperson also reaffirmed the AU's total rejection of terrorism and extremism in all their forms and manifestations, as she underlined that "the Paris attacks are a stark reminder of the need and urgency of renewed international efforts to deal with the scourge of terrorism and extremism."

Dlamini Zuma added that the AU Commission will continue to work with the AU Member
States and the larger international community to help foster more effective and better coordinated global efforts and response.
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