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Sri Lanka, Bangladesh express solidarity with France

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and on Wednesday expressed solidarity with after a major fire engulfed the Cathedral in

In a statement, said "stands in solidarity with the people of and the noble mission to rebuild this world heritage".

Bangladeshi A. K. Abdul Momen, in a message to French Jean-Yves Le Drian, said that the cathedral "is a part of world heritage and the damage to the cathedral is a huge loss not only for but also for the entire humanity".

He conveyed "heartfelt sympathy" to Le Drian and to the people of France "on behalf of the and people".

A fire which broke out in the upper part of the iconic cathedral on Monday evening engulfed the spire and the entire roof which both collapsed later.

The said the main structure of was saved and preserved.

Notre Dame is considered one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture and receives tens of millions of visitors every year.



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First Published: Wed, April 17 2019. 17:20 IST