The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson , has paid respects to those who lost their lives during the Paris terrorist attacks.
Visiting the Bataclan Theatre on Thursday (December 3), Boris laid a remembrance rose at the Bataclan concert hall, where 89 people lost their lives in last month’s terrorist attacks.
He also met with Mayor Hidalgo to discuss ways in which London can further support Paris in the aftermath of the attacks.
Speaking at the scene, Boris said: “It's very moving to see the huge number of tributes, it's pretty overwhelming to see the physical signs of sorrow of the people of Paris.
“I think it's important for London to show our solidarity and respect.”
MPs debated for 10 hours in the House of Commons on Wednesday (December 2) for whether the UK should launch air strikes in Syria, in attempts to bomb terrorist group ISIS, referred to as Daesh during the discussion.
The Tory MP, who voted yes for air strike action in Syria on Wednesday night, said he did not believe the bombing campaign in Syria increased the threat of a terror attack in London.
On visiting the Bataclan, he added: “I think that argument is topsy turvy. The number of attacks has been growing from that area of Syria, the plans that have been germinating, and we need to do something about it.”
The London Mayor said bombing alone 'would not solve anything', and needed to be part of a wider strategy, but it was right that the Commons had voted for the move.
Speaking at RAF Northolt on Thursday before flying to Bulgaria, Prime Minister David Cameron said that international partners were pleased the UK was joining the battle.
Mr Cameron said: "There will be strong support from our allies because they wanted us to join them in taking this action.
"There will be strong support from other countries. This is going to take time, it is complex, it is difficult what we are asking our pilots to do, and our thoughts should be with them and their families as they commence this important work."
Climate change debate
Boris is currently meeting with world leaders in Paris to discuss the issue of climate change.
Over the course of two days, the Mayor will meet with senior politicians and 100 city leaders across the world, to share London's economic policies.
London has reportedly reduced carbon emissions in the capital by 14% since 2008.
Speaking about the climate change meeting, Boris said: “It’s vitally important that world cities unite and work together to mitigate climate change.
“We’ve proven in the capital that unprecedented population increases are no barrier to reducing carbon emissions and I look forward to discussions with my fellow mayors that help deliver a positive environmental impact.”