Council of Europe – Meeting between Harlem Désir and Thorbjorn Jagland (Paris, May 9, 2016)


Harlem Désir, Minister of State for European Affairs, will receive Thorbjorn Jagland, Secretary General of the Council of Europe, this afternoon.

Mr. Désir will stress to Mr. Jagland France’s attachment to the Council of Europe’s action to promote the rule of law and respect for human rights.

Mr. Désir and Mr. Jagland will take stock of the Council of Europe’s role in areas of conflict, notably in Ukraine, whether in the eastern part of the country or in Crimea, in order to prepare for the ministers’ meeting on May 19 in Sofia. Harlem Désir will represent France at the meeting.