French president calls for better security cooperation in Europe

Source: Xinhua| 2017-05-24 00:22:01|Editor: yan
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PARIS, May 23 (Xinhua) -- French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday called for better security cooperation in Europe to combat terrorism in the wake of Islamic State-claimed attack in the British city of Manchester.

"It is above all this feeling of solidarity that we want to express. It is also our desire to strengthen European collaboration in the fight against terrorism," Macron said

During a visit to the British embassy in Paris, the French president asked European partners "to go further in the security and protection of our nationals."

"We will be determined and resolved alongside all our European partners to fight terrorism throughout our continent," he added.

With terrorism risks remaining high at home, Macron said he would chair a defense meeting on Wednesday to assess security measures already implemented and the reinforcement of intelligences services.

On Monday evening, an attack targeted a concert of U.S. singer Ariana Grande in Manchester. A total of 22 people, including children, were killed and 59 injured in the terror assault, police announced Tuesday.