Egypt – Attack against a church (29 December 2017)

France condemns the attack carried out today against a church in the neighborhood of Helwen in Cairo during the Christian holiday period.

We extend our condolences to the bereaved, as well as to the Egyptian authorities and people.

This act of hatred cannot undermine the foundations of tolerance and coexistence that characterize Egyptian society.

France stands in solidarity with Egypt at this difficult time and reaffirms its support for the country’s efforts to combat terrorism. We maintain a close bilateral dialogue at all levels in this area; we intend to strengthen this dialogue over the next few months.