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Joint declaration by the Foreign Ministers of the Weimar Triangle, Frank Walter Steinmeier, Jean Marc Ayrault and Witold Waszczykowski, on the future of Europe date of issue (28.08.16)

We, the Foreign Ministers of the Weimar Triangle, have gathered here in Weimar 25 years on from the foundation of the Weimar Triangle to continue the traditions and values associated with “the (...)

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Egypt – Telephone conversation between Jean-Marc Ayrault and his Egyptian counterpart, Sameh Shoukri (24.08.16)

They discussed the situation of the families of the victims of the Egyptair MS804 crash. They agreed on the need to do everything possible to respond to the families’ legitimate concerns. The two (...)

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Les autres actualités de la semaine :

Chad – Death of soldiers (27.08.16)

We reaffirm our wholehearted solidarity with Chad and with the countries of the region in the fight against terrorism.

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Yemen – Attack against a military recruitment center (29.08.16)

We express our condolences to the victims’ families. France reaffirms its support for the Yemeni authorities and people in the fight against terrorism, particularly against the Al Qaeda groups (...)

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Ambassadors’ Week - #1 ambassadeur 1 entrepreneur (29.08.16)

425 companies will therefore have the opportunity to meet with our ambassadors over the course of 1,585 business meetings. This edition follows on from last year’s event which proved a huge (...)

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Telephone conversation between the Minister and Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj (26.08.16)

The minister applauded the Presidential Council’s decision of August 24 confirming its determination to serve the country’s general interest by working with Parliament to strengthen the national (...)

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Bolivia – Death of deputy interior minister (25.08.16)

France offers its deepest sympathies to his family and loved ones and to the entire Bolivian government.

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Somalia - Attack (25.08.16)

We offer the Somali people our heartfelt solidarity in this latest tragedy. France stands with the Somali authorities and their African partners in their fight against terrorism. It reaffirms (...)

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Turkey – Attack on convoy of Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kiliçdaroğlu and on a police station in Cizre (26.08.16)

It also condemns the attack on August 26 on a police station in Cizre, in the southeast of the country, which left many dead. Once again the French authorities express their solidarity with the (...)

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Tourism - Meeting between Jean-Marc Ayrault and representatives of professional organizations in the hotel and restaurant sector (29.08.16)

Mr. Ayrault provided initial estimates for the 2016 tourist season during a visit to the Centre-Val de Loire region on August 23. During the visit he confirmed that an additional €500,000 would (...)

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Ambassadors’ Week (29.08 – 02.09.16)

This edition of “Ambassador’s Week” will be devoted to all aspects of security in France and its territories and Europe. This week will provide an opportunity for France’s highest officials to (...)

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Weimar Triangle – Meeting between Jean-Marc Ayrault and his German and Polish counterparts (28-29.08.16)

Jean-Marc Ayrault and his German and Polish counterparts, Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Witold Waszczykowski, will be received in Weimar on August 28 by Bodo Ramelow, Minister-President of (...)

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Burma/Myanmar – Earthquake in Bagan (24.08.16)

We offer our condolences to the victims’ families and loved ones and to the Burmese authorities. Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development Jean-Marc Ayrault asked Phyo Min Thein, (...)

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Afghanistan – Attack on the American University (24.08.16)

We offer our condolences to the victims’ families and to the Afghan government. Targeting a university is unconscionable. Access to education is crucial to Afghanistan’s development. France (...)

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European Union – Speech by Harlem Désir at the Ecole Polytechnique (25.08.16)

Organized by the Business Institute in partnership with the Education Ministry and the Council on Economic Analysis, this event fosters ties between businesses, economists and teachers. There are (...)

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Syria - Report by the Joint Investigative Mechanism on Chemical Weapons Use – Statement by Jean-Marc Ayrault (25.08.16)

Another attack, in Marea in August 2015, is attributed to daesh. Moreover, the Mechanism is also close to establishing the regime’s responsibility regarding three other incidents – in Kafr Zita in (...)

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Colombia – Peace agreement between the Colombian government and the FARC – Statement by Jean-Marc Ayrault (25.08.16)

This historic agreement proves that, while long and difficult, the search for peace is a goal that deserves to be pursued tirelessly. I congratulate President Juan Manuel Santos – who led these (...)

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Libya - Joint Statement on Libya by the Governments of France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States (24.08.16)

They emphasised the unanimous adoption of UN Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 2259 which endorses the Rome Communiqué of 13 December 2015 and the Libya Political Agreement to support the GNA as (...)

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North Korea - Firing of a ballistic missile (24.08.16)

France condemns this latest irresponsible provocation, which notably violates UNSR 2270 of March 2, 2016. It constitutes a threat to peace and regional and international security. France calls (...)

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Italy – Earthquake – Statement issued by Jean-Marc Ayrault (24.08.16)

I extend my deepest condolences to the victims’ families and I wish the injured a speedy recovery. Our embassy is mobilized to provide our compatriots in Italy with any support they may require. (...)

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Gambia – Death of United Democratic Party activist while in custody (21.08.16)

We urge an independent investigation into the circumstances of his death, as well as that of UDP activist Solo Sandeng shortly after his arrest on April 14. We call for the release of all (...)

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Myanmar (Burma) - Meeting between Jean-Marc Ayrault and Phyo Min Thein, Chief Minister of the Yangon Region (24.08.16)

Photo : B. Chapiron / MAEDI Photo : B. Chapiron / MAEDI Photo : B. Chapiron / MAEDI (...)

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New Zealand – Meeting between Jean-Marc Ayrault and his counterpart, Murray McCully (24.08.16)

Mr. Ayrault and Mr. McCully took stock of the strengthening of our exchanges, notably in the economic and trade spheres, and discussed the key issues on the agenda of the UN Security Council, (...)

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Madagascar - Death of two French citizens – Telephone conversation between the minister of foreign affairs and international development and his Madagascan counterpart (22.08.16)

The minister expressed the hope that full light would be shed on the circumstances behind this horrific murder and hoped that, in general, the security of French citizens in Madagascar would be (...)

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Somalia – Attacks in Galkayo (21.08.16)

We extend our condolences to the victims’ families and express our solidarity with the Somali people.

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Nigeria – Cameroon – Attacks 21-22.08.16)

We extend our condolences to their families. France expresses its wholehearted solidarity with Nigeria and Cameroon and reaffirms its support for all of the states in the region involved in the (...)

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Nigeria – Cameroon – Attacks 21-22.08.16)

We extend our condolences to their families. France expresses its wholehearted solidarity with Nigeria and Cameroon and reaffirms its support for all of the states in the region involved in the (...)

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Promotion of tourism – Visit by Jean-Marc Ayrault to the Centre-Val de Loire region (23.08.16)

He met with professionals in several iconic French tourist destinations such as Montlouis-sur-Loire, Chaumont-sur-Loire and the Château de Chambord and provided some initial estimates regarding (...)

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Turkey – Attack in Gaziantep (21.08.16)

We extend our condolences to the victims’ families and wish the injured a speedy recovery. France reaffirms its solidarity and support for the Turkish authorities and (...)

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Madagascar – Death of two French citizens (21.08.16)

France extends its condolences and deepest sympathy to the victims’ families, with whom we are in contact. An investigation is underway in Madagascar. Our Consulate General in Antananarivo is (...)

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