France strongly condemns the attack carried out in Kabul against a girls’ school.
It extends its condolences to the victims’ families and assures the Afghan authorities and people of its wholehearted solidarity in the face of this barbaric act.
By targeting schoolgirls, the terrorists wanted to kill the young people who embody the hope for a peaceful Afghanistan that respects the rights of all Afghan people, notably their right to education.
We will continue to stand with Afghanistan to combat all forms of fanaticism and work toward a lasting peace while preserving the democratic gains of the past 20 years. The stakeholders in the Afghan peace process, and particularly the Taliban, must pledge to end the violence against civilians and resume discussions as swiftly as possible.