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 France counts on Ukraine's support at UN in fighting terrorism, - Ambassador Dumont

France counts on Ukraine as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council supporting the fight against terrorism.

This was announced by ambassador of France in Ukraine Isabelle Dumont at a press conference in Kyiv, Censor.NET reports citing Ukrainski Novyny.

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"President Petro Poroshenko and Prime Minister Arsenii Yatseniuk told me upon their visit to the embassy about Ukraine's readiness to step up our cooperation in fighting terrorism. I am grateful to them for this position. We count on Ukraine which is to sit as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council from January next year," she said.

The ambassador said that as of Monday, Nov. 16, 129 people have been killed and 352 wounded in terrorist attacks in Paris on the night of Nov. 13 to 14. Five attackers have been identified. According to Dumont, the police in France and Belgium have arrested several suspects. A state of emergency was declared on Nov. 14 in France to last for 10-12 days, however, according to French President Francois Hollande, it can be extended for three months.

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The ambassador added the Council of Interior Ministers of the European Union is to meet on Nov. 30.

As previously reported, one of Ukraine's priorities as a member in the UN Security Council during 2016-2017 is strengthening the effectiveness of the fight against terrorism.
 
 
 
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