As we observe a National Day of Mourning in France, our thoughts go out to the victims of the terrorist attack that struck the French weekly Charlie Hebdo yesterday in Paris. We are all in shock.
All AXA's employees in France and well beyond join me in showing our solidarity towards the families of the victims, their relatives and those who are directly affected by this horrifying assault.
This shooting sadly reminds us of the importance we must never forget to give to the fundamental values of freedom, respect for human life, and tolerance. They are what brings our democracies together and we will never stop standing up for them.
I want to warmly thank those who have shared their friendship with the French teams of AXA. In these difficult moments and faced with this serious violation of both freedom of speech and freedom of the press, their support is precious and greatly appreciated.