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Syria – Bombing of Aleppo hospitals – Jean-Marc Ayrault’s statement (23 and 24.07.16)

Such actions clearly contradict resolution 2286, in which – last May – the UN Security Council condemned violence against the sick, medical personnel and humanitarian personnel in armed conflicts. (...)

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Tourism - Economy - Matthias Fekl visiting Economic Stability Unit in Nice (25.07.16)

He traveled to that city with Emmanuel Macron, minister of the economy, industry and the digital sector, and Martine Pinville, minister of state for commerce, small-scale industry, consumer (...)

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Promotion of tourism - Jean-Marc Ayrault travels to Centre-Val de Loire region (26.07.16)

He will meet with travel professionals at several iconic Loire Valley châteaux to discuss France’s appeal to tourists. This trip reflects national and local government efforts to promote French (...)

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Coalition against daesh - Jean-Marc Ayrault’s participation in a meeting of foreign ministers in Washington (21.07.16)

These regular meetings provide an opportunity to coordinate our global strategy more effectively. Following the Nice attack, Jean-Marc Ayrault stressed the need to step up our efforts further to (...)

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Les autres actualités de la semaine :

Japan – Attack at a center for the disabled (Sagamihara, 25.07.16)

We offer our condolences to the families of the victims. France assures the Japanese people and authorities of its solidarity at this difficult time.

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Iraq – Attacks in Baghdad and the Baghdad area (24 and 25.07.16)

It offers its condolences to the victims’ families and expresses its solidarity with the Iraqi people. A member of the international coalition opposing Daesh, France reaffirms its determination (...)

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Saudi Arabia - Executions (25.07.16)

France opposes the death penalty everywhere and in all circumstances.

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Syria – Security Council meeting on the situation in Syria (25.07.16)

Hundreds of thousands of people in that city are being bombed on a daily basis by the regime and its allies. France stressed how essential it is to end these operations, which are a gross (...)

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European Union - Harlem Désir attending meeting of European ministers (Bratislava, 24-25.07.16)

The first meeting of European affairs ministers hosted by the Slovak presidency, it carries forward the EU’s strategic agenda. Mr. Désir will note that new momentum is needed to tackle the (...)

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Vietnam - Matthias Fekl attending the High-Level Economic Dialogue between Vietnam and France (Paris, 25.07.16)

In advance of the Vietnamese President’s visit in early September, this meeting provided an opportunity to discuss the implementation of major French-Vietnamese industrial projects and new (...)

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Culture – Cinema – Closing ceremony of the 27th edition of Marseille’s International Film Festival (19.07.16)

This festival has proved a success, attracting an ever-widening audience and a growing number of talented directors. The awards ceremony provided an opportunity to recognize films with a global (...)

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Ukraine - Killing of a journalist (20.07.16)

The murder of this journalist, recognized for his professionalism, is very worrying. We call on the authorities to shed full light on his death. France recalls its commitment to freedom of (...)

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Haiti - Calling of general election (19.07.16)

France welcomes this decision. It recalls that all Haitian citizens must be able to make their choice in free and transparent elections organized by the Haitians themselves. Only institutions (...)

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Uzbekistan - Economic diplomacy - Visit by M. Fekl (20-21.07.16)

Together with Mr Ganiev, Uzbek Minister of Foreign Economic Relations, he co-chaired the sixth session of the joint commission on economic and trade cooperation, in Tashkent. With Mr Azimov, (...)

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North Korea - Alleged firing of three ballistic missiles (19.07.16)

If confirmed, this firing would constitute a further, unacceptable violation of the United Nations Security Council resolutions. France calls for the complete, verifiable, irreversible (...)

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Germany - Attack on a train in Bavaria (18.07.16)

We wish them all a speedy recovery. France expresses its total solidarity with Germany. An investigation is under way in Germany to shed full light on this heinous act and what motivated (...)

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Iraq - Visit by André Vallini (18-22.07.16)

On 19 July Mr Haider al-Abadi, Prime Minister of Iraq, hosted a meeting with the Minister of State, who emphasized to him France’s wish to stand alongside his country in its efforts to combat (...)

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Syria - Jean-Marc Ayrault’s participation in the Quint ministerial meeting (London, 19.07.16)

The ministers and Ms Mogherini will review the situation on the ground, at a time when the regime and its supporters are continuing their offensives and laying siege to the population, (...)

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Yemen – Resumption of peace negotiations (Kuwait, 16.07.16)

France again expresses its full support for Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, Special Envoy of the UN Secretary-General, in his efforts to facilitate the conclusion of a lasting political agreement. We (...)

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Bahrain – Dissolution of al-Wefaq (17.07.16)

We call on the Bahraini authorities to establish an environment conducive to the resumption of a broader political dialogue, which is essential for national reconciliation and the country’s (...)

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Health – 21st International AIDS Conference (Durban, July 18 to 22.07.16)

France will be represented by Elisabeth Barbier, Ambassador of France to South Africa. The fight against AIDS and communicable diseases all over the world is a priority for France. President (...)

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Human rights - International Criminal Justice Day (17.07.16)

We reaffirm that international criminal justice is one of the foundations of lasting peace. France has supported the International Criminal Court since its creation. We call on the states that (...)

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Quai d’Orsay - Jean-Marc Ayrault’s participation in the “journée du réseau de coopération et d’action culturelle” [cooperation and cultural action network conference] (18.07.16)

He delivered a speech to the ministry’s officials and the personnel responsible for facilitating our cooperation and cultural action abroad. The main themes of this event included digital (...)

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UNESCO – Inscription of Le Corbusier’s work on the World Heritage List - Reminder of the statement issued by the spokesperson (17.07.16)

The nomination of the architectural work of Le Corbusier, submitted under the category of cultural property, is the result of exemplary international cooperation between seven states (Germany, (...)

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United Kingdom – Meeting between Jean-Marc Ayrault and his British counterpart, Boris Johnson - Reminder of the statement issued by the spokesperson (17.07.16)

Boris Johnson expressed his shock at the attacks in Nice, and expressed his country’s solidarity with France in the face of this terrible ordeal. The two ministers discussed the strengthening of (...)

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Turkey – Telephone conversation between Jean-Marc Ayrault and his Turkish counterpart, Mevlut Cavusoglu – Reminder of the statement issued by the spokesperson (17.07.16)

The two ministers discussed the failed coup attempt in Turkey. Mevlut Cavusoglu confirmed that the civil authorities had regained control of the situation. Jean-Marc Ayrault expressed the hope (...)

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