The Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India released a press statement strongly condemning the personal attacks in unacceptable language on French President Emmanuel Macron.
The Indian Embassy in France tweeted about the press statement in both English and in French while sharing the link to the full statement.
The full statement by the MEA, India released on October 28, 2020 said, “We strongly deplore the personal attacks in unacceptable language on President Emmanuel Macron in violation of the most basic standards of international discourse.”
“We also condemn the brutal terrorist attack that took the life of a French teacher in a gruesome manner that has shocked the world. We offer our condolences to his family and the people of France”, the statement added.
“There is no justification for terrorism for any reason or under any circumstance”, it concluded.
Ambassador of India to France Jawed Ashraf who assumed charge in mid-July of this year as Ambassador of Indian to France, also tweeted about the press statement.
The Ambassador of France to India, Emmanuel Lenain thanked the MEA, India for its support. “France and India can always count on each other in the fight against terrorism,” the Ambassador added on his official Twitter handle.
India’s Foreign secretary Harsh Shringla too retweeted the Indian Embassy in France's post. Shringla will be visiting France, Germany and UK during October 29 to November 4 in his first trip outside the continent amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Indian Foreign Secretary’s visit to these countries is part of India’s continuing international engagement and diplomatic outreach despite the pandemic and its consequences. Shringla will interact with businesspersons, academics, intellectuals and the media in the three countries.
During his visit, the Foreign Secretary will review bilateral relations and discuss matters of mutual interest and share Indian perspectives the external affairs ministry said in a statement.