Press Statement Attributable to
the Spokesperson for the High Representative for
the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC)
on the Attack at a Ceremony of the French Consulate in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
New York – 11 November 2020
The High Representative for the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC), Mr. Miguel Ángel Moratinos, condemns in the strongest terms the cowardly attack that wounded at least three people during a ceremony organized by the French consulate at a cemetery in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The event was organized to commemorate Remembrance Day, marking the 102nd anniversary of the armistice signed by Germany and Allied countries to end World War I.
The High Representative stresses that such terrorist acts are utterly unjustifiable and should not dissuade us from working together to promote mutual respect and understanding among diverse cultures, ethnicities, religions, and faiths.
On behalf of UNAOC, the High Representative extends his heartfelt condolences to the victims and their families and wishes them a speedy recovery.