Afghanistan – Attack on the Serena Hotel (March 20, 2014)
France condemns the attack perpetrated on March 20 in Kabul, which left several Afghan and foreign civilians dead. We extend our condolences to the victims’ families.
We were extremely shocked to learn that this attack killed a journalist working for Agence France-Presse, Mr. Sardar Ahmad, and his family. We express our wholehearted solidarity with all of his family and friends as well as the journalists who, every day, courageously help to promote the freedom of information in Afghanistan. France is mobilized, notably within the United Nations, to ensure that the safety of journalists is guaranteed everywhere.
Three weeks ahead of the first round of presidential elections in Afghanistan, France reaffirms its commitment alongside the Afghan people in order to work toward the country’s stabilization.