French FM Juppe to attend Toulouse slain funeral in Israel

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March 20, 2012 19:25

In an uncommon act of solidarity, French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe will arrive in the country Wednesday to take part in the funerals of the four victims of the Toulouse shootings.

According to a statement issued by the French embassy, Juppe is coming to represent the French government at the funerals, and to express the French people's feeling of solidarity with the families of the victims and the Jewish community.According to diplomatic sources, details of the visit were arranged hurriedly on Tuesday, and it was not immediately clear whether he would hold any high level meetings during his brief stay.


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