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Article 5 of the Washington Treaty states that “an armed attack against one or more of them in Europe or North America shall be considered an attack against them all”. France wholeheartedly believes in this statement. As one of the funding members of NATO, the protection of our allies is key for the defense and attack system of France, while also keeping at heart our own domestic policies, as well as hoping that our dedication will not be overlooked in the times of need. France has always been an active member of NATO, to the point that we hosted the first NATO headquarters in Paris in the 1950s and 1960s.[1]

Since the beginning of the 21st Century, over 30 terrorist attacks from extremist groups have been carried out in France, with the deadliest attack in the entirety of French history being the November 2015 attack at the Charlie Hebdo office in Paris, where 137 people died and over 400 people were injured. Our country still grieves the massive loss from that day, and we wish for NATO allies to stand with France in the fight against terrorism.[2] [3]