Secretary of State John Kerry's Remarks on the Terrorist Attack in Paris [January 7, 2015]   [open pdf - 79KB]

On January 7, 2015, Polish Foreign Minishter Schetyna visited the U.S. Department of State in Washington DC to meet with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. The two held a press conference and before discussing "the important relationship between Poland and the United States," both expressed their condolences for the victims of the Parisian terrorist attacks that occurred just prior to their meeting. Secretary Kerry: "I would like to say directly to the people of Paris and of all of France that each and every American stands with you today, not just in horror or in anger or in outrage for this vicious act of violence, though we stand with you in solidarity and in commitment both to the cause of confronting extremism and in the cause which the extremists fear so much and which has always united our two countries: freedom." Foreign Minister Schetyna: "First of all, let me express my condolences to France and its people. We are deeply touched by terrorist act in Paris a few hours ago. We stand together with France today. But we will talk -- we arranged our meeting a couple weeks ago and we established that we will talk about the -- our fight against terrorists and terrorism."

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Press Conference of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Polish Foreign Minister Grzegorz Schetyna. Treaty Room, U.S. Department of State, Washington, DC. January 7, 2015
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