President Niinistö sends condolences on terrorist attack in France

President of the Republic Sauli Niinistö sent a message of condolence to François Hollande, President of France, on the attack on the offices of the magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris on Wednesday 7 January 2014. President Niinistö expressed his condolences on his own behalf and on the behalf of the people of Finland to the family and friends of the victims and to the people of France.

“Finland condemns terrorism in the strongest terms. Freedom of speech and freedom of the press are fundamental European values,” said the President in his message.