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Gov. Edwards extends condolences toward those affected by Belgium terror attacks

(Source: Gov. John Bel Edwards' website) (Source: Gov. John Bel Edwards' website)

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards released a statement Tuesday afternoon, expressing condolences to those affected by the terrorist attacks in Belgium.

“Our deepest sympathies go out to the people of Belgium and to all those suffering as a result of today’s tragic events,” said Gov. Edwards. “Louisiana and Belgium have a long and strong history of working together for more than 40 years. Our relationship has directly impacted the state’s efforts to preserve and protect our rich French heritage. Donna and I send our prayers for those lost in today’s tragedy, for the survivors, and for those who have lost friends and loved ones.”

At least 30 were killed in terror attacks at a Belgian airport and train station while most of America slept.

A press release from the Governor's Office notes that Louisiana and Belgium have a student exchange program, as well as Belgian teachers traveling to Louisiana to teach French for more than 40 years.The Louisiana-Belgium Accord is signed every four years to reaffirm that commitment. It was signed in Belgium last time, and in April, will be signed again in Louisiana.

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