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Political relations with Ireland are good and France’s capacity for initiative has a strong impact, in which the Irish most often participate. The partnership between France and Ireland is remarkable in more ways than one regarding European affairs. The French and Irish agree on many international and community issues (UN reform, Official Development Assistance, CAP and fisheries, financial perspective, CFSP).

Franco-Irish cooperation focuses on scientific cooperation, including biotechnology and information technologies, and teaching French, which is well established in secondary schools (60% of students study it), but suffers from the “all English” temptation in technological education.

Updated on 20.06.12


  • Summit of the Association of Caribbean States (28-30.04.14)

    The 6th Summit of the Association of Caribbean States took place from April 28 to 30 in Mérida, Mexico. It marked the 20th anniversary of this regional organization of which France has been an associate member since it was established in 1994.

  • Presidency of the African Union in 2014 (30.01.14)

    France warmly congratulates Mauritanian President, Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, on his election as chairman of the African Union in 2014. It expresses its full trust in the new chairman and wishes him every success in carrying out his mandate.



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