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United Nations – French presidency of the Security Council (01.06.16)

Our three priorities will be: protecting civilians in peacekeeping operations. On June 10, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development Jean-Marc Ayrault will chair a ministerial (...)

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Egypt - Expulsion of a French journalist (25.05.16)

France deeply regrets the Egyptian authorities’ decision. Throughout the world, it champions the freedom of expression and freedom of the press. President Hollande reaffirmed this publicly during (...)

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Syria – Meeting between the minister and Special Envoy of the UN Secretary-General Staffan de Mistura (25.05.16)

He expressed to him our deep concern at the repeated violations of the cessation of hostilities and the regime’s systematic blocking of humanitarian access, contrary to the commitments undertaken (...)

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Germany – Meeting between Jean-Marc Ayrault and the participants of the “Helmut Schmidt Program” (25.05.16)

Photo : F.de La Mure / MAEDI Photo : F.de La Mure / MAEDI Photo : F.de La Mure / MAEDI (...)

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Participation of the Foreign Ministers of the countries to the 2016 Paris Balkans Summit (24.05.16)

This meeting, in which European Commissioner Johannes Hahn and the European External Action Service took part, follows on from the ministerial meeting held in Brdo in April 2015 as part of the (...)

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Les autres actualités de la semaine :

Tunisia – Visit by Matthias Fekl (01-02.06.16)

They will discuss every aspect of our bilateral economic relationship. This visit will also help lay the groundwork for the next Franco-Tunisian High-Level Council slated for the second half of (...)

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Development – Meeting between Jean-Marc Ayrault and ONE (01.05.16)

They will discuss global health, help for vulnerable populations, the situation of young girls in Africa, and development challenges. Mr. Ayrault will emphasize that development challenges are (...)

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Czech Republic - Meeting between Jean-Marc Ayrault and his counterpart Lubomír Zaorálek (01.05.16)

The ministers will review major issues of European and international interest, as well as the expansion of our bilateral relationship, particularly in the economic arena. This meeting will (...)

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Chad – Trial of former Chadian President Hissène Habré (31.05.16)

This trial, which was conducted in an effective manner, with due respect for the rights of the defense and those of the victims, marks an important milestone for the international criminal (...)

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Argentina – Meeting between Jean-Marc Ayrault and his counterpart Susana Malcorra (31.05.16)

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

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Development – Meetings between André Vallini and the CIRAD, IRD and CGIAR (30-31.05.16)

After visiting the Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD) in Marseille on May 30, he will travel to Montpellier on May 31 to visit the Centre de Coopération Internationale en Recherche (...)

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Syria – Aerial bombings (30.05.16)

Several air raids were carried out on May 30 against the town of Idlib and in Aleppo Province, killing more than 40 civilians and partially destroying two hospitals. France calls for compliance (...)

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Bahrain – Sentence handed down by appeals court to the opposition leader (30.05.16)

We reaffirm our attachment to the freedom of opinion and expression, as well as to the right to a fair and equitable trial, principles that form the basis of all aspects of democratic (...)

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Libya – Meetings with the chairman of the Libyan National Oil Corporation (31.05.16)

The goal of this meeting is to demonstrate France’s commitment to Libya’s recovery under the auspices of the Government of National Accord. This would notably involve the revitalization of the (...)

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Libya – Meeting between Jean-Marc Ayrault and Martin Kobler, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (31.05.16)

France actively supports the work of the UN Support Mission in Libya aimed at national reconciliation and the stabilization of the country. The priority now is for the Libyan forces to join (...)

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Latin America - Meeting between Jean-Marc Ayrault and Ernesto Samper (31.05.16)

Jean-Marc Ayrault and Ernesto Samper will take stock of the situation in the region, against the backdrop of the particularly troubling crisis in Venezuela.

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Ukraine - Incidents on the line of contact (31.05.16)

We call on all parties to comply with the ceasefire and to guarantee OSCE’s access throughout its area of operations, as they pledged to do. The situation can only be stabilized through the full (...)

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Western Balkans - Harlem Désir’s participation in a forum (30.05.16)

This meeting is being hosted at the Austrian Embassy by the Franco-Austrian Center, the French Institute of International Relations (IFRI) and the International Center for European Training. A (...)

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Oman – Meeting between Jean-Marc Ayrault and the secretary general of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (30.05.16)

They will notably discuss the regional crises in the Middle East; the Sultanate of Oman is one of France’s key partners in this region. Jean-Marc Ayrault and Sayyid Badr al-Busaidi will discuss (...)

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Tourism – Launch of the “Destination Paris” promotional campaign (30.05.16)

The events of November 13 severely impacted the number of foreign tourists visiting Paris, even though it remained the world’s top tourist destination in 2015, with more than 16 million (...)

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Mali - Attacks (27-29.05.16)

We extend our condolences to the victims’ families as well as to the Malian and Togolese authorities. Full light must be shed on these attacks. France reaffirms its support for the Malian (...)

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UNESCO – Addition of Le Corbusier’s architectural work to World Heritage list (26.05.16)

The nomination relates to 17 buildings on three continents, including the Curutchet House in La Plata, Argentina; the National Museum of Western Art in Japan; Chandigarh in India, and the Cité (...)

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Slovakia - Harlem Désir’s visit to Bratislava (27.05.16)

A few weeks before Slovakia assumes the presidency of the European Union Council, he will meet with Slovak Foreign Minister Miroslav Lajčák and with his counterpart, Ivan Korčok, to discuss major (...)

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Economic diplomacy – Meeting between Jean-Marc Ayrault and Alain Bentéjac, president of the national committee of foreign trade advisors (Paris, 30.05.16)

The minister will thank the committee for its support for reforms instituted by the government to update the system of government support for exports, and he will laud Mr. Bentéjac’s contributions (...)

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Economic diplomacy – Letter of intent for the construction of three ships by STX (26.05.16)

That will bring the number of cruise ships ordered from Saint-Nazaire to 11. This latest success will help preserve jobs at the Saint-Nazaire site, after 400 new hires in 2015. We applaud the (...)

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Cameroon – Death of the singer Anne-Marie Nzié (25.05.16)

Throughout her career, which was punctuated by collaborations with figures from French chanson, Cameroon’s “Golden Voice” celebrated her country’s culture and raised the profile of the French (...)

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Azerbaijan – Release of Ms. Ismayilova (25.05.16)

This latest move comes after the release of Leyla and Arif Yunus on April 19. France calls for new progress in strengthening the rule of law in Azerbaijan.

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Burundi - Consultations on the inter-Burundi dialogue in Arusha (21-24.05.16)

We reiterate our support for the facilitator, former President Benjamin Mkapa, and applaud his determination to see the inter-Burundi dialogue succeed, under the terms of the Arusha agreement. We (...)

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Comoros – Inauguration of President Assoumani Azali (25-26.05.16)

André Vallini will convey our wish to the Comorian authorities to deepen our friendship and expand cooperation. He will communicate our desire to continue – together with our European partners – (...)

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Czech Republic – Visit by Harlem Désir to Prague (26.05.16)

He will meet with Lubomir Zaoralek, Czech Minister of Foreign Affairs, as well as with his counterpart responsible for European affairs, Tomas Prouza. They will discuss the development of (...)

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Economic and sports diplomacy - Jean-Marc Ayrault’s participation in the “International Meetings for Major Sports Events” (26.05.16)

In his opening speech he will reaffirm our country’s ability to organize and host major international sports events, and our recognized expertise in this area. The holding in France of Euro 2016, (...)

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Slovakia - Meeting between Jean-Marc Ayrault and his counterpart, Miroslav Lajcak (25.05.16)

Jean-Marc Ayrault and Miroslav Lajcak discussed preparations for the Slovakian presidency of the EU, which is due to begin on July 1, 2016. They also took stock of major current European and (...)

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Sport - Meeting between Jean-Marc Ayrault and Bernard Lapasset, Co-Chairman of the Paris 2024 Bid Committee (25.05.16)

Photo : B. Chapiron / MAEDI Jean-Marc Ayrault will reaffirm the commitment of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development to support the Paris bid. They will discuss the (...)

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Human Rights - Meeting between Jean-Marc Ayrault and Kenneth Roth, Executive Director of Human Rights Watch (25.05.16)

They discussed the human rights situation in the countries most affected by the crises. France, which is determined to take action to combat impunity and to promote human rights, would like to (...)

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Economic diplomacy – Hong Kong visit by Matthias Fekl (24-25.05.16)

In 2015, our wine exports to Hong Kong amounted to more than 1.26 billion euros. Mr. Fekl’s schedule includes a meeting with Finance Secretary John Tsang, a tour of a Véolia plant, a meeting to (...)

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Iraq - Liberation of the town of al-Rutbah (19.05.16)

This is an important step forward in the fight against Daesh which – thanks to the resolute efforts of the international coalition – is retreating in both Iraq and Syria. France also applauds the (...)

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Economic Diplomacy – Opening of registrations for the meetings between ambassadors and entrepreneurs (Paris, 29.08.16)

Entrepreneurs – especially heads of innovative companies and SMEs and mid-tier firms – who would like to expand into international markets, will therefore be able to meet with ambassadors on August (...)

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European Union - Harlem Désir’s participation in the General Affairs Council (Brussels, 24.05.16)

The ministers prepared for the European Council on June 28 and 29, which will focus on the response to the refugee crisis, the expansion of the job market, growth and investment in Europe as well (...)

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Western Balkans – Ministerial Conference (Paris, 24.05.16)

This summit is scheduled to be held on July 4, on President Hollande’s initiative. The ministerial conference brought together the six Western Balkans countries (Albania, the Former Yugoslav (...)

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World Humanitarian Summit – Statement by Jean-Marc Ayrault, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development (23-24.05.16)

André Vallini, Minister of State for Development and Francophonie, will notably take part in meetings on the initiative taken by Gordon Brown, whom the UN secretary-general has tasked with (...)

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