Scientific Diplomacy - Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs As many countries have recently come to recognise, science has an important role to play in diplomatic action, and France's approach has long set an example in this respect. Although science and research cooperation has always been seen as a key component of French foreign policy, the emergence of the concept of "science diplomacy" is an opportunity for France to fine-tune its positioning by formally establishing its strategic objectives and means of action. France must look at ways of enhancing its contribution to research in the world scientific arena, deploying a policy of innovation (…) enMinistry for Europe and Foreign Affairs European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) – Election of Ursula Bassler (28.09.18) France welcomes yesterday's election of Ursula Bassler as president of the CERN Council. Her candidacy had been put forward jointly by France and Germany.2018-09-28 16:48:3060411_237866Ancient Nubia (present-day Sudan): In the footsteps of the Napata and Meroe kingdoms (05.03.18) The archaeological site of Sedeinga is located in Sudan, a hundred kilometers to the north of the third cataract of the Nile, on the river's western shore. Known especially for being home to the ruins of the Egyptian temple of Queen Tiye, the royal wife of Amenhotep III, the site also includes a large necropolis containing sepulchers dating from the kingdoms of Napata and Mereo (seventh century BCE–fourth century CE), a civilization [1] mixing local traditions and Egyptian influences.2018-03-16 14:41:2660411_233875Scientific cooperation - One-day event to discuss French research abroad in the field of human and social sciences (14.03.18) Jean-Yves Le Drian, Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, will deliver a speech today at the closing session of a one-day event to discuss French research abroad in the field of human and social sciences hosted by the Quai d'Orsay.2018-03-13 19:54:3160411_233791