Ghana President John Dramani Mahama(R) is welcomed by French President Francois Hollande as he arrives at the Elysee Palace for a lunch in the honor of several African President regarding the COP21 in Paris, France, Nov.10, 2015. The 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 21) will take place from Nov. 30 to Dec. 11 in Paris, with the objective is to achieve a legally binding and universal agreement on climate change. (Xinhua/Theo Duval)
Ghana President John Dramani Mahama(R) is welcomed by French President Francois Hollande as he arrives at the Elysee Palace for a lunch in the honor of several African President regarding the COP21 in Paris, France, Nov.10, 2015. The 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 21) will take place from Nov. 30 to Dec. 11 in Paris, with the objective is to achieve a legally binding and universal agreement on climate change. (Xinhua/Theo Duval)

In a statement to the French leader, president Mahama described as horrific the attack on innocent civilians in Paris, which has now claimed over 100 lives.

Ghana President John Dramani Mahama(R) is welcomed by French President Francois Hollande as he arrives at the Elysee Palace for a lunch in the honor of several African President regarding the COP21 in Paris, France, Nov.10, 2015. The 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 21) will take place from Nov. 30 to Dec. 11 in Paris, with the objective is to achieve a legally binding and universal agreement on climate change. (Xinhua/Theo Duval)
Ghana President John Dramani Mahama(R) is welcomed by French President Francois Hollande as he arrives at the Elysee Palace for a lunch in the honor of several African President regarding the COP21 in Paris, France, Nov.10, 2015. The 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 21) will take place from Nov. 30 to Dec. 11 in Paris, with the objective is to achieve a legally binding and universal agreement on climate change. (Xinhua/Theo Duval)
“Ghana stands by a grieving France in this time of difficulty,” president Mahama said.

The statement said the foreign ministry was working with the Ghana embassy in Paris to update the government on further developments and also work with the French authorities to ensure the safety of Ghanaians in France.

At least 128 people were killed during the shootings and explosions in Paris and its suburbs, prosecutor of Paris Francois Molins announced early Saturday.

Hollande declared late Friday night a state of emergency across France, saying “unprecedented terrorist attacks are ongoing in Paris.” Enditem

source:Xinhua

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