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Tourism - Jean-Marc Ayrault announces emergency economic committee on tourism (29.06.16)

the establishment of an emergency economic committee on tourism. This committee, which will be specifically devoted to tourism, will bring together government departments, representatives of (...)

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Russia – Meeting between Jean-Marc Ayrault and his counterpart, Sergey Lavrov (Paris, 29.06.16)

The ministers will take stock of our bilateral cooperation, especially in the economic and cultural spheres. They will discuss the main regional crises, notably Syria, Ukraine and (...)

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A strong Europe in a world of uncertainties (28.06.16)

The decision of the British people marks a watershed moment in the history of Eu-rope. The European Union is losing not only a member state, but a host of history, tradition and experience, with (...)

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Common Statement by the Foreign Ministers of Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Luxemburg and the Netherlands, (25.06.2016)

Common Statement by the Foreign Ministers of Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Luxemburg and the Netherlands, 25/06/2016 The Foreign Ministers of Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg and (...)

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European Union – British referendum/bilateral relations/Turkey – Interview given by M. Jean-Marc Ayrault, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development, to iTélé (25.06.16)

DECISION TO HOLD REFERENDUM Q. – Is this Brexit a slap in the face that the Europeans didn’t see coming? And what about you, did you see it coming? THE MINISTER – There was a major risk, but you (...)

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The Referendum on the UK’s Membership of the European Union

"Facing up means preserving the unity of Europe" Statement by Jean-Marc Ayrault upon arrival at the informal meeting of Ministers of Foreign Affairs in Luxembourg "It was important for me to (...)

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Colombia – Ceasefire agreement between the Colombian government and the FARC – Statement by Jean-Marc Ayrault (23.06.16)

It paves the way for the swift conclusion of a comprehensive peace agreement to put an end to the conflict which, over the last 50 years, has left several tens of thousands of people dead and (...)

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Les autres actualités de la semaine :

Cameroon - Attack (30.06.16)

We offer our condolences to the families of the victims. France reaffirms its solidarity and support for the Cameroonian authorities who are working alongside several nations of the region to (...)

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Disarmament - Destruction of French cluster munition stockpiles complete – Joint statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development and the Ministry of Defense (30.06.16)

The destruction of this stockpile, consisting of multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS) and Ogre shells was completed two years ahead of the deadline provided by the Oslo Convention. France (...)

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Tourism - Matthias Fekl launches the Instagram exhibit “Paris est une fête” (30.06.16)

Sponsored by Mr. Fekl, this initiative highlights the French capital’s richness, diversity, and appeal through photos taken by Parisian Instagram users. That social network has 500 million (...)

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Economic diplomacy - Matthias Fekl to attend meeting of post-Brexit “economic continuity unit” (30.06.16)

The aim of the meeting, which will be attended by representatives of major French economic sectors, is to provide information to the participants and discuss the impact of the British (...)

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Germany – Meeting between Harlem Désir and Stephan Toscani, Minister of Finance and European Affairs of the State of Saarland (Paris, 30.06.16)

They will discuss the consequences of the British referendum and the initiatives taken, notably by France and Germany, to give renewed impetus to the EU. The discussions will also focus on the (...)

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Mali – United Nations – Renewal of MINUSMA’s mandate – Statement by Jean-Marc Ayrault, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development (New York, 29.06.16)

In this resolution, which was put forward by France, the Security Council underscores the progress in implementing the inter-Malian peace agreement, while calling on the parties to increase their (...)

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Qatar – Total’s stake in the Al Shaheen oil field concession - Statement by Jean-Marc Ayrault, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development (27.06.16)

This oil field, located 80 km off the coast, produces 300,000 barrels of oil per day and accounts for more than 40% of local oil production. Total has been operating in Qatar for 80 years and (...)

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Sport: a key sector for French attractiveness

1. Sports market: powerful multinationals banking on France The biggest names in sport are investing in France to increase their international activity and are adding to their teams in the (...)

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United Nations – Security Council – Election of non-permanent members (29.06.16)

We welcome the conclusion of an agreement between Italy and the Netherlands, which should be endorsed today in New York and will allow each of them to hold seats for a period of one year. We (...)

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Mauritius – Meeting between Matthias Fekl and Nandcoomar Bodha, minister of public infrastructure and land transport (Paris, 29.06.16)

They will review our bilateral cooperation, particularly in the areas of transportation and regional development. France is Mauritius’s third-largest trading partner and leading investor. One (...)

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China – High-level dialogue on human exchanges (Paris, 30.06.16)

This dialogue was established by the heads of state during the state visit to France by President Xi Jinping in March 2014. It encourages exchanges in the areas of education, professional (...)

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AEFE - Signature of contract defining goals and means for 2016-2018, and reception in honor of recipients of “Excellence Major” scholarship (Paris, 29.06.16)

These foreign students from French lycées abroad have completed five years of high school education in France. Their excellence earned them a scholarship co-funded by the Ministry of Foreign (...)

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Tourism - Jean-Marc Ayrault’s participation in the general assembly of Atout France (Paris, 29.06.16)

During this closing session, he will talk about the key strategic areas of the new contract between the government and the agency and will take stock of work in progress, such as the (...)

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Development - Jean-Marc Ayrault’s participation in the launch of the “Campus de l’innovation pour la planète” [“Campus focused on innovation for the planet”] (Bondy, 29.06.16)

This ceremony will be attended by Ramata Ly-Bakayoko, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research of Côte d’Ivoire. The “Campus de l’innovation pour la planète” is managed by the Institut (...)

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United Arab Emirates – Extension of the Dubai metro system – Statement by Jean-Marc Ayrault, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development (29.06.16)

This company had already completed the Dubai Tram project, which was inaugurated in 2014 and is one of the most modern systems in the world. In a highly competitive key global market, this (...)

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Turkey – Attack at Istanbul airport – Statement by Jean-Marc Ayrault, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development (28.06.16)

France extends its condolences to the families and wishes those injured a speedy recovery. In these tragic circumstances, we stand by Turkey in the fight against terrorism. The French Consulate (...)

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Yemen – Attacks in Mukalla (27.06.16)

We offer our condolences to the victims’ families. France supports the Yemeni people and authorities in the fight against terrorism.

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Lebanon – Attacks in al-Qaa (27.06.16)

We assure the victims of these attacks of our solidarity. France reiterates its support for stability and security in Lebanon. It will continue to play an active role in the international (...)

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Central African Republic – UN – Murder of a peacekeeper (27.06.16)

We offer our condolences to the victim’s family and to the Senegalese authorities. An investigation is under way to determine the circumstances of this murder and bring its perpetrators to (...)

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Iraq – Retaking of the city of Falluja (26.06.16)

It pays tribute to the courage of the Iraqi security forces and will continue to support them in the fight against this terrorist organization. We call on the Iraqi authorities to do everything (...)

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Central African Republic – Cameroon – Visits by André Vallini (28.06 to 01.07.16)

In the Central African Republic, André Vallini will meet with President Touadéra, the prime minister and the president of the National Assembly, with whom he will sign a statement of support in (...)

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Somalia - Attack (25.06.16)

We offer their families our condolences. France expresses its solidarity with the Somali authorities and the forces of the African Union Mission in Somalia in their fight against terrorism. (...)

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Syria – Air raids (25-26.06.16)

France reiterates that it is imperative to do everything to protect civilian populations and abide by international humanitarian law.

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Lebanon – Attack in al-Qaa (27.06.16)

We offer our condolences to the victims’ families and our solidarity to the injured. France will continue to be actively involved in the international community’s efforts to bring stability and (...)

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Madagascar - Attack (26.06.16)

We offer our condolences to the victims’ families and wish those injured a speedy recovery. France assures the Madagascan authorities of our support in guaranteeing the country’s security and (...)

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India - Non-proliferation – India joins Missile Technology Control Regime (27.06.16)

As of June 27, India is part of the Missile Technology Control Regime. France actively supported its membership, on which we worked jointly. Its membership will help contain the proliferation of (...)

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Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria – France’s contribution – Statement by Jean-Marc Ayrault 27.06.16)

France is the second largest contributor to the Global Fund. This is a powerful sign of our commitment to combatting the major pandemics. The fight against AIDS and communicable diseases all (...)

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United Nations – International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking - Reminder of the spokesperson’s statement (26.06.16)

The “Listen First!” international campaign was launched on this occasion to promote prevention policies aimed at young people by targeting parents, teachers as well as health professionals. More (...)

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United Nations - International Day in Support of Victims of Torture - Reminder of the spokesperson’s statement (26.06.16)

Torture remains a reality. Thousands of political opponents, human rights activists, journalists, humanitarian workers, people who have been stigmatized due to their sexual orientation or have (...)

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Prague - Jean-Marc Ayrault’s participation in a meeting of the Visegrad Group together with his German counterpart - Reminder of the spokesperson’s statement (27.06.16)

The Czech Republic currently chairs this group which also includes Hungary, Poland and Slovakia. The discussions focused on the consequences of the British referendum: A joint press conference (...)

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Organization of Islamic Cooperation – Iftar - (Quai d’Orsay, 27.06.16)

Like every year, this event provided an opportunity to honor the ambassadors of the member countries of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation. France maintains close ties with this (...)

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Saudi Arabia – Meetings held by Jean-Marc Ayrault (Paris, 27-28.06.16)

The following day, he will meet with his counterpart Adel al-Jubeir, who will take part in a panel discussion that will be open to the press, at the invitation of the Académie Diplomatique (...)

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United Nations – Meeting between Jean-Marc Ayrault and Ban Ki-moon (24.06.16)

They notably discussed the Middle East peace initiative as well as progress in the political processes in Mali, the Central African Republic, Libya and Colombia. They took stock of the situation (...)

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European Union – Meeting of the foreign ministers of the founding countries (25.06.16)

Jean-Marc Ayrault, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development, took part in a meeting of the foreign ministers of the six founding countries on June 25 in Berlin to take stock of (...)

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European Union – Participation by Jean-Marc Ayrault and Harlem Désir in the General Affairs Council (24.06.16)

The discussions focused on the results of the British referendum and provided an opportunity to prepare for the European Council on June 28 and 29.

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China – Natural disaster (23.06.16)

France extends its condolences to the victims’ families. In these tragic circumstances, we assure the Chinese people of the French people’s solidarity.

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Democratic Republic of Congo – United Nations – Adoption of resolution 2293 by the Security Council (23.06.16)

The international community thereby expresses its concern at the political situation and with respect to human rights in this country.

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