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North Africa and Middle East


  • “France and the new Arab world” seminar – Closing speech by Laurent Fabius (27.06.12)

    "France views the changes in the Arab world with confidence, because she’s convinced it’s always preferable to give democracy a chance. Confidence but clear-sightedness, because we’re not unaware of the challenges of the present, the near future and the long term. It’s not within our power to automatically transform revolutions into successes, and we mustn’t interfere in the political life of sovereign states. For all that, aware of her responsibilities, France wants to and must actively contribute, bilaterally and multilaterally, to the progress of democratic, economic and societal transitions."



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