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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