“We stand side by side with the French people in condemning the violence and hoping that order will be restored as soon as possible”
In the statement, President Ma Ying-jeou expressed condolences on behalf of the government and the people of Taiwan to those who lost their loved ones in the Paris attack.
Taipei 101 joined other major cities around the world by putting a special red, white and blue LED on Saturday to mourn the victims.
According to the Tourism Bureau, there were 145 Taiwanese in five tour groups in France. All of the tourists were safe. 275 Taiwanese tourists were also scheduled to to arrive in France.
EVA Airways has advised passengers to confirm their seats at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport as early as possible due to heightened security at the airport.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) raised the level of travel alert for Paris to yellow, the second in the four-color system.
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