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France’s appeal to investors – US (18.01.17)

Among the reasons for this are the quality of life and infrastructures, easy access to healthcare services, and the innovativeness and energy of the digital sector, with 81 percent of American (...)

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European Union – Election of Antonio Tajani as President of the European Parliament (17.01.17)

His experience and his European commitment will, in his role as leader of the Strasbourg-based assembly, be key assets in responding to the challenges facing the EU. The European Parliament is, (...)

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Israel/Palestinian Territories – Granting of building permits for East Jerusalem (22.01.17)

UN Security Council resolution 2334 of December 23, 2016, underscores the illegality of settlements under international law and demands an immediate and complete halt to such activity. (...)

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Pakistan - Attack (21.01.17)

In these tragic circumstances, we offer our condolences to the victims’ families. France assures Pakistan of its solidarity in the fight against terrorism.

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Gambia – End of political crisis (23.01.17)

We congratulate ECOWAS, the African Union, the UN, and the national leaders who worked to achieve a negotiated settlement, particularly Presidents Alpha Condé and Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz. We hope (...)

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Union for the Mediterranean – Regional Forum (23.01.17)

This meeting will provide an opportunity to take stock of the main regional crises (Libya, Syria, Iraq and the Sahel), the Middle East peace process and the priorities of the Union for the (...)

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Jordan – Meeting between Matthias Fekl and Yarub Qudah, Minister of Industry and Trade (23.01.17)

This meeting will provide an opportunity to discuss French-Jordanian bilateral trade, the level of which has risen sharply over the last few months. In 2015, our trade resulted in a surplus of (...)

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European Union - Harlem Désir’s participation in the informal meeting of the General Affairs Council (23 to 24.01.17)

This meeting will focus on the priorities of the Maltese presidency for the next six months and on the revitalization of the European project in the run-up to the summits in Valletta (February 3) (...)

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Digital diplomacy – “Hackathon” (25-26.01.17)

During this two-day event, 92 participants and 26 teams from a variety of backgrounds (students, developers, researchers and computer scientists from the private sector and the government) will (...)

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Culture - Second Night of Ideas (26.01.17)

This year the Night of Ideas, run by the Institut français, will give rise to 100 events in France and 40 other countries. From Tokyo, with the Night of Oceans, to Los Angeles, with the Night of (...)

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Saudi Arabia - Visit by Jean-Marc Ayrault (23-24.01.17)

During the visit, Jean-Marc Ayrault will reaffirm the strategic partnership uniting France and Saudi Arabia and will continue our dialogue with that country. The Minister will have meetings with (...)

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Kosovo - Meeting between Jean-Marc Ayrault and his counterpart (20.01.17)

The meeting will provide an opportunity to discuss our bilateral relations. The ministers will also take stock of the dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina, the closer cooperation between (...)

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Nuclear issue - Non-proliferation - Meeting between M. Jean-Marc Ayrault and Mr Lassina Zerbo, CTBTO Executive Secretary (20.01.17)

The Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty, which prohibits all nuclear explosions, is one of the essential instruments of nuclear disarmament and the international non-proliferation regime. (...)

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Gambia - Inauguration of president Adama Barrow (19.01.17)

In accordance with the Gambian constitution, this ceremony confirms his indisputable victory in the presidential elections of 1 December 2016, validated by the Independent Electoral Commission. (...)

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Iran – Collapse of a high-rise building (19.01.17)

France assures Iran of its solidarity and extends its condolences to the victims’ families.

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Russia – Freedom of the press (19.01.17)

France reaffirms its commitment to the freedom of expression, the freedom of the press and the protection of journalists everywhere. We call on the Russian authorities, to guarantee the freedom (...)

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Iraq – Battle for Mosul (19.01.17)

This success should contribute to a sustainable improvement in the fate of the civilian populations. France, which is one of the leading contributors to the coalition’s efforts within the (...)

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Italy – Earthquakes/ avalanche – Statement by Jean-Marc Ayrault (19.01.17)

This tremor caused a deadly avalanche which buried a hotel in Farindola (province of Pescara), resulting in a large number of casualties. I extend my heartfelt condolences to the victims’ (...)

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Morocco – Launch of Institut Français’s new website (18.01.17)

Designed to be modern and intuitive, it will improve interactions with the Moroccan public and provide information about our cultural activities. Digital communication is playing a growing role (...)

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Mali – Terrorist attack (18.01.17)

We extend our condolences to the victims’ families as well as to the Malian authorities. This attack is clearly aimed at thwarting the efforts to promote stability and the security of the (...)

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Nigeria – Accidental bombing of a camp for displaced persons (17.01.17)

We extend our condolences to the victims’ families and express our solidarity and support for the humanitarian organizations concerned which provide support to the civilian populations fleeing the (...)

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Middle East – Launch of the follow-up committee to the Paris conference on the victims of ethnic and religious violence (18.01.17)

Jean-Marc Ayrault, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development, will launch, on January 18, in the presence of parliamentarians, locally elected officials and NGOs, the third (...)

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Algeria – Meeting between Jean-Marc Ayrault and Abdelkader Messahel, Minister responsible for North African Affairs, the African Union and the Arab League of the Republic of Algeria (18.01.17)

This meeting notably provided an opportunity to discuss the regional crises, especially in Libya and the Sahel. Abdelkader Messahel is currently conducting a working visit to Paris to take part (...)

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Economic diplomacy – Metro system in Hanoi (17.01.17)

This 12.5 km line will serve 12 stations and represents an investment of €265 million. The funding of this project is supported by the French mechanism aimed at enhancing our commercial (...)

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Economic diplomacy – Signing of an agreement between Airbus and Saudi Arabian airline Flynas (16.01.17)

The agreement includes an order for the supply of 60 medium-haul A320neo aircraft. Deliveries are expected between 2018 and 2026. This order reflects the dynamism of our economic partnership (...)

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United Nations – Meeting between Jean-Marc Ayrault and Filippo Grandi, UN High Commissioner for Refugees (17.01.17)

This meeting provided an opportunity to discuss the humanitarian impact of the crises around the world and the situation of refugees and people displaced within their own countries as a result of (...)

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