US President Trump offers condolences, assistance to French’ Macron over Notre Dame fire incident: White House

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United States President Donald Trump has on Tuesday offered condolences to French President Emmanuel Macron over Notre Dame cathedral fire incident, and also offered Washington’s assistance to rebuild the cathedral, according to White House.

According to Reuters news reports, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders stated Trump held a telephonic conversation with Macron, during which Trump offered assistance and condolences to Macron over the incident.

Sanders stated, “Notre Dame will continue to serve as a symbol of France, including its freedom of religion and democracy.”

She added, “We remember with grateful hearts the tolling of Notre Dame’s bells on September 12, 2001, in solemn recognition of the tragic September 11th attacks on American soil. Those bells will sound again.”

Macron has pledged on Monday to reconstruct Notre Dame cathedral after a deadly blaze devasted the historic cathedral on Monday.

However, the fire was brought under control, according to Paris police. Macron praised the firefighters for preventing cathedral’s historic towers and facade, according to ANI.

Macron said, “Thanks to their bravery, the worst has been avoided.” He added, “So I solemnly say tonight: we will rebuild it together.”

While speaking to reporters near the cathedral on Monday’s evening, Macron said international fundraising will be conducted on Tuesday to reconstruct the burnt Norte Dame cathedral.

 

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