[France-Diplomatie - Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development] What's new Hello Here is the site's newsletter "France-Diplomatie - Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development" (/en). This letter summarizes the articles and news items published since days. New articles -------------------------- ** 610. Cultural network update – The “Minds in Migration” series of debates (22.09.14-24.04.15) ** by Nicolas Ballot - 17 septembre 2014 The Embassy of France in the United States and the Collège international de philosophie will host, from September 22, 2014 to April 24, 2015, a series of debates entitled “Minds in Migration,” with the support of the Institut français. -> http://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/country-files/united-states/events-3285/article/cultural-network-update-the-minds ** 610. Cultural network update – The “Minds in Migration” series of debates (22.09.14-24.04.15) ** - 17 septembre 2014 The Embassy of France in the United States and the Collège international de philosophie will host, from September 22, 2014 to April 24, 2015, a series of debates entitled “Minds in Migration,” with the support of the Institut français. -> http://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/french-foreign-policy-1/cultural-diplomacy/cultural-seasons-and-events/events-2014/article/cultural-network-update-the-minds-19629 ** 810. China – First session of the high-level dialogue between France and China on human exchanges (18.09.14) ** by Nicolas Ballot - 17 septembre 2014 This dialogue aims to encourage exchanges between our two countries in the areas of education, science, culture, sport and decentralized cooperation. -> http://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/country-files/china-506/events-6340/article/china-first-session-of-the-high ** Meeting between Laurent Fabius, and Ma Kai, Chinese Vice Premier (16.09.14) ** by Nicolas Ballot - 17 septembre 2014 Mr. Fabius and Mr. Ma Kai reaffirmed their shared desire to restore, from the top down, balance in the trade relations between our two countries -> http://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/country-files/china-506/visits-6102/article/meeting-between-laurent-fabius-and-19624 ** 990. Central African Republic – Transfer of authority from MISCA to MINUSCA (15.09.14) ** by Nicolas Ballot - 17 septembre 2014 France welcomes the transfer of authority in the Central African Republic from the African Union force (MISCA) to the UN peacekeeping operation, MINUSCA. This took place on September 15 in accordance with the timetable set out in UNSCR 2149. -> http://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/country-files/central-african-republic-188/events-7864/article/central-african-republic-transfer ** 940. Meeting between Laurent Fabius, and Ma Kai, Chinese Vice Premier (16.09.14) ** by Nicolas Ballot - 17 septembre 2014 This meeting will provide an opportunity to review the main economic issues at stake in French-Chinese relations: facilitation of cross investment, industrial projects, notably in the nuclear and aerospace fields, cooperation in areas that generate growth and employment (sustainable urban development, health, agri-food and financial services). -> http://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/country-files/china-506/visits-6102/article/meeting-between-laurent-fabius-and-19624 ** 500. Mali – Death of a Chadian soldier from MINUSMA (14.09.14) ** by Nicolas Ballot - 17 septembre 2014 France condemns the attack that killed a Chadian soldier from MINUSMA and injured four others on September 14. -> http://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/country-files/mali-224/events-2627/article/mali-death-of-a-chadian-soldier ** 940. United Nations – Africa – Appointment of Ibn Chambas as UN Special Representative for West Africa and Head of the United Nations Office for West Africa (12.09.14) ** by Nicolas Ballot - 17 septembre 2014 France welcomes the appointment of Ibn Chambas as UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for West Africa and offers him its full support. -> http://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/french-foreign-policy-1/united-nations/events-2136/events-2014-7848/article/united-nations-africa-appointment ** 640. Afghanistan – Attack in Kabul (16.09.14) ** by Nicolas Ballot - 17 septembre 2014 France condemns the attack perpetrated this morning in Kabul against NATO forces which killed three International Security Assistance Force soldiers. -> http://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/country-files/afghanistan-498/events-2666/article/afghanistan-attack-in-kabul-16-09 ** 800. Fight against the Ebola epidemic – Annick Girardin’s participation in a high-level meeting on the European response (15.09.14) ** by Nicolas Ballot - 17 septembre 2014 Annick Girardin informed our partners of the situation in Guinea, which she visited on Saturday, and stressed the need for a stronger and more determined European response. The member states and the Commission agreed on the need to scale up their assistance in order to respond to this global crisis. -> http://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/country-files/africa/events-4123/article/fight-against-the-ebola-epidemic-19620 ** 860. Libya – Harlem Desir’s participation in the “5+5 Dialogue” Conference (16.09.14) ** by Nicolas Ballot - 17 septembre 2014 This conference will bring together the “5+5 Dialogue” countries as well as representatives of other Mediterranean countries (Cyprus and Greece) and neighbors of Libya (Egypt, Niger, Sudan and Chad). Bernadino León, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Libya, is also expected to attend. The EU, the Arab League and the Union for the Mediterranean will also be represented. -> http://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/country-files/libya/events-7697/2014/article/libya-harlem-desir-s-participation