We were deeply saddened to learn of the heavy toll exacted by the fires in Portugal, in the Leiria region.
France extends its condolences to the victims’ families.
We stand alongside Portugal and are lending support by sending three Canadair firefighting planes to assist with the ongoing operations.
One of our compatriots died in these fires. The crisis and support center in Paris and our embassy in Lisbon are mobilized to provide all the necessary support to his family and loved ones; we assure them of our wholehearted solidarity.