French Ambassador to Saint Lucia, Eric de La Moussaye, has said that tourism in his country is being affected by the recent coordinated terrorist attacks in Paris that left over one hundred people dead.
“People are going to the movies, they go to the bars and the restaurants, but the problem is with tourists because they say that France is not safe,” the French diplomat disclosed.
He revealed that there is a level of anxiety in France as a result since would-be visitors are postponing their reservations.
“But I don’t know where is safe in the world,” the Ambassador said.
After the terrorist attacks in Paris on November 13, 2015, President François Hollande took swift action, calling them an “act of war” and declaring a 12-day national state of emergency.
Days later, he asked Parliament to approve a three-month extension.
The French Ambassador here declared that the state of emergency allows the police and the government to take decisions very quickly, whereas before the intervention of a Judge was needed.