Albanian leaders express condolences to France following Paris attacks

2015-11-14 22:21:30 GMT2015-11-15 06:21:30(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

TIRANA, Nov. 14 (Xinhua) -- Albanian President Bujar Nishani and Prime Minister Edi Rama Saturday sent messages, respectively to French President Francois Hollande and Prime Minister Manuel Valls, expressing solidarity of the Albanian people and offering condolences to the families of innocent victims.

Nishani strongly condemned the barbaric acts of terrorists and extremists, whose goal are to scare and terrorize not only France and the French people, but the entire civilized and democratic world.

Rama, in the letter to his French counterpart Valls, said that Albania and Albanians wherever they are, share in the grief of the French people, vigilant and aware of the proportions of the battle against terror.

Albanian people on Saturday demonstrated their solidarity with the French people, placing candles and bouquets of flowers in honor of the victims in front of the French Embassy in Tirana.

According to the latest report, at least 129 people were killed and 352 injured in the terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday night.

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