SEOUL, Nov. 14 (Yonhap) — South Korean President Park Geun-hye offered deep condolences Saturday over the deadly attacks in France that left at least 120 people dead, pledging support for global counter-terrorism efforts.
“I and my people convey deep condolences,” Park said in a telegram of condolence posted on the website of Cheong Wa Dae, South Korea’s presidential office.
“Terrorism is a crime against humanity. It is never justified and should not be tolerated in any circumstance,” Park said.
Park sent the message to French President Francois Hollande after at least 120 people were killed in a series of deadly gun and bomb attacks across Paris on Friday night.
Park said South Korea strongly supports French efforts to root out terrorism and vowed to join international anti-terrorism efforts, noting the attacks are “attacks not only against France but also against the international community.”
“The South Korean government will support France’s anti-terrorism efforts and actively cooperate with the international community to curb terrorism,” the president said.