Philippines – Murder of John Ridsdel – Reminder of the statement issued by Jean-Marc Ayrault, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development (April 25, 2016)


I was extremely saddened to learn of the appalling murder in the Philippines of Canadian citizen John Ridsdel, who had been held hostage by an armed Islamist group.

I extend my heartfelt condolences to his family, the authorities and the Canadian people, on my own behalf and on behalf of France.

We must remain resilient in the face of barbarity so that humanity may prevail.