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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Statement by Deputy National Security Council Spokesperson Bernadette Meehan on Air Algerie Flight 5071

We extend our deepest and heartfelt condolences to all those who lost loved ones on board Air Algerie’s flight 5071.  We appreciate the close cooperation among the United Nations as well as the governments of France, Mali, the Netherlands, Algeria, Burkina Faso, and others who worked in concert on the swift and coordinated international response to this tragic event.  The victims—as well as their families and loved ones—remain in our prayers and thoughts.