MIL OSI Translation. Government of the Republic of France statements from French to English –
The President of the Republic learned with immense relief of the release of Madame Jeannine “Sophie” Pétronin, a French humanitarian worker held hostage in Mali for nearly four years. Happy to know that she is free, he sends a message of sympathy to his family and loved ones.
The President of the Republic also welcomes the release on the same occasion of Mr. Soumaïla Cissé, Malian politician kidnapped six months ago.
The President of the Republic especially thanks the Malian authorities for this release. He assures them of France’s entire will to support Mali in the fight it is waging with perseverance against terrorism in the Sahel.
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