LATEST NEWS AND STATEMENTS
Typhoon in the Philippines – Update as of November 15, 2013
On November 9, Mr. Laurent Fabius, Minister of Foreign Affairs, expressed our wholehearted solidarity with the people of the Philippines who have been affected by Typhoon Yolanda/ Haiyan. According to the latest reports, this typhoon may have killed more than 10,000 people, affected hundreds of thousands of people and caused major damage.
Philippines – Ferry disaster (20.08.13)
France was shocked to learn of the sinking of the ferry MV Thomas Aquinas late on Friday night off the island of Cebu in the Philippines. It extends its sincere condolences to the victims’ families and friends.
Philippines – Typhoon Bopha (05.12.12)
We want to express to all the families of the victims and their loved ones our sincere condolences and our heartfelt sympathy in the face of this ordeal.
Philippines – Peace agreements between the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (08.10.12)
France welcomes the framework agreement reached on October 7 by the government of the Republic of the Philippines and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF). This framework agreement is an important step toward re-establishing lasting peace in the region of Mindanao.
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