LATEST NEWS AND STATEMENTS
Egypt – Meeting between the minister of foreign affairs and his Egyptian counterpart (02.04.13)
The minister of foreign affairs and his Egyptian counterpart reviewed the transition process in Egypt. On this occasion, Mr. Fabius reaffirmed France’s attachment to human rights, notably the freedom of expression, to women’s rights and the right of civil society groups to freely organize themselves.
Egypt - Violence in Cairo and Port Said (28.01.13)
France deplores the heavy human toll that marked both the commemoration of the 2nd anniversary of the Tahrir Square revolution and the announcement of the verdict in the trial relating to the riots at the Port Said stadium in February 2012. It reaffirms its attachment to the respect for the right to demonstrate, which must be guaranteed and monitored in order to avoid any lapses.
Egypt – Proclamation of the results of the constitutional referendum (25.12.12)
We take note of the results of Egypt’s constitutional referendum, as proclaimed on december 25 by the electoral commission. We applaud the attitude of the Egyptian people, which made it possible for voting to unfold in a calm atmosphere.
Demonstrations in Egypt (Q&A - Excerpt from the daily press briefing - 12.12.12)
The constitutional process under way must be guided by the universal values of the rule of law and the democratic principles on which the Egyptian revolution was based.
Egypt – Clashes (06.12.12)
France is extremely concerned by the incidents that took place yesterday in Egypt. It condemns this violence which left several people dead and many injured.
Egypt (Q&A - Excerpt from the daily press briefing - 29.11.12)
The political transition must take place in accordance with the aspirations that have been expressed by the Egyptians since the revolution and must respect the principles of democracy, the rule of law and human rights.
Egypt – Election of Coptic Orthodox Patriarch Tawadros II (05.11.12)
The new patriarch is a man of dialogue and openness. He will play a helpful role at a time when the Egyptians are laying the foundations of a new political system and must define, together, the terms of a new social contract.
Attack against a France 24 journalist in Cairo (22.10.12)
We reaffirm our solidarity with our compatriot; as soon as they had been informed of the situation, our ambassador in Cairo and his team provided her with the necessary support and assistance in these especially painful circumstances. Respect for women and the freedom of the press are inseparable from the democratic values upheld by the Egyptian revolution.
Visit by Laurent Fabius to Egypt (17-18.09.12)
This visit reflects France’s determination to lend its full support to the continuation of the democratic transition in Egypt and to work with the newly elected authorities to promote development, democracy and peace within the framework of our long-standing and very friendly relations with the Egyptian people.
Attack on a border post between Egypt and Israel (06.08.12)
France is deeply concerned by the deterioration of the security situation in the Sinai. France calls on the Egyptian authorities to retake control of the region and takes note of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi’s commitment to do so.
Egypt – Formation of a new government (03.08.12)
France welcomes the announcement of the formation of the new Egyptian government. This is an important step in the transition process enabling Egypt to confront the challenges it must face.
Egypt (Q&A - Excerpt from the daily press briefing - 25.06.12)
The political transition under way, which took an important step this weekend with the election of the President, should help accelerate the funding of projects in Egypt.
Situation in Egypt (22.06.12)
The Constitutional Declaration of June 17 and the dissolution of Parliament should not jeopardize the continuation of the democratic transition and the swift and orderly transfer of power to the elected civilian authorities, which the Supreme Council of the Egyptian Armed Forces had pledged to carry out by July 1.
Egypt - Elections (Q&A - Excerpt from the daily press briefing - 24.05.12)
We welcome the holding of this election which is a crucial step in Egypt’s political transition, in accordance with the aspirations of the Egyptian people.