French foreign minister meets families of EgyptAir crashComments
By Christopher Cummins with AGENCIES
The families of the French nationals that perished in the EgyptAir disaster have met with French Foreign Minister
W have to work with the Egyptian authorities so we can as soon as possible inform the families and the public about what really happened
Families of victims of #EgyptAir crash are meeting French Foreign Minister Jean Marc Ayrault in Paris this morning pic.twitter.com/bNB0yDLrZC— Jon Brain (
JonBrainNews) <a href="https://twitter.com/JonBrainNews/status/733927128987803649">May 21, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <b></b> The French air accident investigation agency is at work trying to piece together the events that led to the aircraft crashing in the Mediterranean. <b></b> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">French Foreign Min Jean-Marc Ayrault - all hypothesis still on table re <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/MS804?src=hash">#MS804</a> <a href="https://t.co/rDBUNj2gVd">pic.twitter.com/rDBUNj2gVd</a></p>— emma murphy (emmamurphyitv) May 21, 2016
Ayrault offered the bereaved his support and the backing of the French state:“This is a difficult and painful moment. And I want to repeat it again, we are on the families side and what we have to do is our job and work with the Egyptian authorities so we can as soon as possible inform the families and the public about what really happened,” he said.
EgyptAir MS804: French Military Search For Debris (FR M6) https://t.co/GvE1wZAzxDpic.twitter.com/1oax6cKpTl— ENEX Newsroom (@enexnewsroom) May 21, 2016
As the families meet in Paris the French have dispatched a naval vessel to assist in the search for debris.
Boats and planes from Egypt and five other countries, including France, continue to search a wide area of the eastern Mediterranean.