Hong Kong - Q&A - Excerpts from the daily press briefing (13.06.19)

Q : Demonstrations in Hong Kong against the extradition bill haven’t flagged, despite the announcement that debate on the bill would be postponed. What are your expectations with respect to the Hong Kong government?

A : The European Union has conveyed its concern to the Hong Kong authorities over the consequences that this bill could have for the citizens of Hong Kong and foreign residents. It called for continuing the dialogue between the government and its citizens, at a time when this bill is arousing significant fears.

France fully concurs with the EU and is following the situation closely. It shares all the concerns expressed yesterday by the European External Action Service spokesperson.