Laurent Fabius met with his American counterpart, John Kerry (October 22, 2013)
Mr. Laurent Fabius, Minister of Foreign Affairs, met this morning with his American counterpart, Mr. John Kerry. He reiterated to him our request for an explanation regarding the unacceptable spying practices between partners which must stop.
The meeting provided an opportunity to discuss the situation in Syria ahead of the meeting of the Friends of Syria “Core Group” taking place today in London, in which both ministers will participate. The goal of this meeting is to discuss in more detail the parameters of a genuine transition process for Syria, in which Bashar al-Assad should have no role to play. Indeed, France supports the swift organization of the Geneva II conference, the goal of which is the establishment of a transitional government exercising full executive powers, including those of the presidency. It is in this spirit that we hope that the members of the “Core Group” will reaffirm and strengthen their support for the Syrian National Coalition.