Afghanistan - Franco-German Prize for Afghan Women of the Year (08.03.15)
France warmly congratulates Atifa Mansoori, founder and manager of a business that exports saffron and hand-crafted items, on receiving the second Franco-German Prize for Afghan Women of the Year, awarded in Kabul on March 8, International Women’s Day.
Afghanistan – Deadly storms and avalanches (25.02.15)
We were deeply saddened to learn of the tragic toll taken by the avalanches and storms in northeastern Afghanistan, which left hundreds dead.
Afghanistan – Formation of a national unity government (12.01.15)
France reaffirms its support for Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, Chief Executive Officer Abdullah Abdullah, as well as for all of the new members of the national unity government.
Afghanistan – Attack against the Institut français in Kabul - Statement by Laurent Fabius (11.12.14)
"An attack took place today, Thursday, December 11, against the Institut français in Kabul. I utterly condemn this terrorist act which killed several people and injured several others. There were no French casualties. I extend my condolences to the victim’s families and friends. "
Afghanistan – Ministerial conference (03-04.12.14)
In the context of Afghanistan’s political, security and economic transition, this conference will provide an opportunity for the new national unity government to present its economic program and its reform plan, which the international community intends to support. A joint statement will be adopted following the meeting.
Afghanistan – Attack on a British Embassy vehicle in Kabul (27.11.14)
France condemns the attack on a British Embassy vehicle in Kabul on 27 November.
Afghanistan – Ms. Annick Girardin’s participation in the 4th Ministerial Conference of the Istanbul Process (31.10.14)
She reaffirmed France’s full support for this process and our determination to continue our efforts to support development in Afghanistan.
Afghanistan - Election of Dr. Ashraf Ghani and signing of an agreement on the formation of a national unity government (21.09.14)
We congratulate the Afghan people; the high voter turnout demonstrated their determination to take charge of their own destiny. We congratulate the two candidates who were able to put the electoral dispute behind them in order to prepare the ground for their future collaboration.
Afghanistan – Attack in Kabul (16.09.14)
France condemns the attack perpetrated this morning in Kabul against NATO forces which killed three International Security Assistance Force soldiers.
Afghanistan – Death of an American general (05.08.14)
We were dismayed to learn of the death of a U.S. general serving in the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), who was killed on August 5 by an Afghan soldier near Kabul. In a separate incident that same day in Uruzgan province, seven Afghan soldiers were reportedly killed by a man wearing an Afghan police uniform. France offers its condolences to the victims’ families and wishes those who were injured during these incidents a swift recovery.
Afghanistan – Murder of two Finnish female aid workers (24.07.14)
We were deeply saddened to learn of the murder on July 24 of two Finnish female aid workers in the city of Herat. France condemns these unjustifiable crimes against humanitarian personnel working to help the Afghan civilian population.
Afghanistan – Attack in Paktika province (15.07.14)
France condemns the attack perpetrated on July 15 in Paktika province in eastern Afghanistan, which resulted in the deaths of numerous civilians.
Afghanistan – Provisional results of the second round of the presidential election (07.07.14)
At this key time for the future of Afghanistan, we call on the candidates and their supporters to exercise restraint in their statements and their acts.
Afghanistan – Second round of the presidential elections (14.06.14)
France commends the determination of the Afghan people who expressed their will on June 14 in the second round of the presidential elections. Despite threats and violence, voters turned out in large numbers, signaling their desire to contribute to the future of Afghanistan in a democratic manner.
Afghanistan - Results of the first round of the Afghan presidential elections (15.05.14)
Following the publication by the Independent Electoral Commission of the final results of the first round of the presidential elections, France welcomes this important milestone in the electoral process.
Afghanistan – Presidential elections – Statement by Laurent Fabius (07.04.14)
Despite the attempts at intimidation and acts of violence on occasion, a large number of voters went to the polls. France commends the courage and determination of the Afghan people who, in this way, signaled their determination to take control of their future and to see their country make progress on the path toward democracy and peace.
Afghanistan - Attack against journalists (04.04.14)
France reaffirms its support for the journalists who work, with courage and determination, to promote the freedom of information in Afghanistan. It is mobilized, notably within the United Nations, to ensure that the safety of journalists is guaranteed everywhere.
Afghanistan – Attack against the Interior Ministry (02.04.14)
France condemns the attack perpetrated on April 2 in Kabul against the Interior Ministry, as well as all violence aimed at jeopardizing the first round of the Afghan presidential election, scheduled to take place on April 5.
Afghanistan – Attack on the Serena Hotel (20.03.14)
France condemns the attack perpetrated on March 20 in Kabul, which left several Afghan and foreign civilians dead. We extend our condolences to the victims’ families.
Presentation of the first “French-German Prize for Afghan Women” (08.03.14)
France warmly congratulates Amina Hassani and Sharifa Danish Zaringer, recipients of the “French-German Prize for Afghan Women,” awarded for the first time in Kabul on March 8, on the occasion of International Women’s Day.
Afghanistan - Death of 6 personnel members of the French NGO, Acted (26.11.13)
We were extremely saddened to learn this morning of the death of 6 personnel members of the French NGO, Acted, who were killed in an ambush in Faryab province, in northern Afghanistan. We utterly condemn this barbaric act. We extend our condolences to the victims’ families and friends.
Meeting between Laurent Fabius and his Afghan counterpart (04.09.13)
Laurent Fabius, Minister of Foreign Affairs, received september 4 his Afghan counterpart, Zalmay Rassoul. This meeting took place at a time when the transition process and in particular the preparations for the upcoming presidential elections – which are key to Afghanistan’s stability - are under way.
Afghanistan – Death of 5 international coalition personnel (08.04.13)
We were deeply shocked to learn of the death of 5 international coalition personnel working in Afghanistan on Saturday, April 6, during an attack in Zabul Province.
Afghanistan – Taliban attacks on a court in the town of Farah (03.04.13)
The recurring attacks against the Afghan state, its representatives and its civilian population reaffirm the need to combat the scourge of terrorism.
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