Security, Disarmament and Non-proliferation - Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs France's action in the field of security, disarmament and non-proliferation falls within the framework of the strategic vision developed in the Strategic Review of National Defence and Security, published in December 2017 at the request of the President of the French Republic. This document aims to set out the main lines of action around which our national and international efforts are centred in the fields of defence and security. The review drawss the lessons to be learned from changes to the unstable and unpredictable strategic context that have taken place since the White Paper of (…) enMinistry for Europe and Foreign Affairs NATO - Jean-Yves Le Drian to attend Foreign Ministers meeting (1 June 21) Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian will virtually attend today's meeting of NATO Ministers of Foreign Affairs. This meeting is focused on preparing the next NATO summit, to be held on June 14 in Brussels. During this meeting, the Minister will stress our ambition for the June 14 summit, which will be the culmination of the strategic reflection process undertaken by the Transatlantic Alliance at our request in December 2019. He will underscore our commitment to (…) 2021-06-01 17:25:0263982_259190Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) – Election of Robert Floyd (21 may 2021) Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) – Election of Robert Floyd (May 21) France welcomes Robert Floyd's election today as Executive Secretary of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO). His experience and qualifications and his plans for the organization have earned our full support. France also strongly and gratefully applauds the crucial efforts by Lassina Zerbo, the CTBTO's current Executive Secretary, who throughout his terms worked (…) 2021-05-21 22:37:5763982_258998Joint Statement of France and Germany at the joint meeting of the OSCE Permanent Council and the Forum for Security Cooperation convened under Article 16.3 of the Vienna Document (14 Apr. 21) Madam Chairperson, While aligning itself with the statement made by the European Union on behalf of the member states, France wishes to intervene, also on behalf of Germany, and underline the following points. As they both noted in their statements published on 3 and 10 April, France and Germany are deeply concerned by the increase in ceasefire violations and by the recent deterioration of the security situation in eastern Ukraine. The sides renewed agreement last July to adhere to a (…) 2021-04-15 10:13:2062980_257925Ukraine – Joint statement by France and Germany at the OSCE (Vienna, 10 Apr. 2021) Statement by Germany and France on the occasion of the meeting of OSCE participating States under the Vienna Document Article 16 on unusual military activities on the Ukrainian-Russian border, at the invitation of Ukraine in Vienna on 10 April 2021 For several days, we as well as other partners have been observing large-scale Russian troop movements on the border with Ukraine. Such activities near the border are always a cause for concern. On our part, but especially on the part of (…) 2021-04-12 11:43:2363982_257809Joint Communiqué by Ministers of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS Small Group (Brussels, 30 Mar. 2021) Meeting of the Foreign Ministers of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS Small Group Co-Hosted by The Kingdom of Belgium and The United States of America At the invitation of Belgian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sophie Wilmès and U.S. Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken, the Foreign Ministers of the Global Coalition to Defeat Daesh/ISIS Small Group met virtually today to reaffirm our shared determination to continue the fight against Daesh/ISIS in Iraq and Syria, (…) 2021-03-31 10:52:3863982_257389NATO - Jean-Yves Le Drian's participation in the meeting of foreign ministers (Brussels, 23-24 Mar. 2021) Jean-Yves Le Drian, Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, will take part in the meeting of NATO foreign ministers in Brussels on March 23 and 24. This meeting will provide an opportunity for the ministers to prepare for the next summit of NATO heads of state and government, based on the process of strategic reflection launched during the summit in London in December 2019. The minister will present France's vision for a realistic and effective ambition for the completion of this process (…) 2021-03-23 11:12:3763982_256946NATO – Conversation between Jean-Yves Le Drian and the NATO secretary general (18 Mar. 2021) Jean-Yves Le Drian, Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, spoke by phone yesterday with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, in order to review preparations for the meeting of foreign affairs ministers in Brussels on March 23 and 24. The minister underscored the importance of this meeting, which should provide an opportunity for the allies to launch preparations for the next NATO meeting of heads of state and government. In this context, he reaffirmed France's commitment to the (…) 2021-03-22 15:45:3663982_256917United Kingdom - Q&A from the daily press briefing (17 Mar. 2021) Q: The United Kingdom is going to increase the ceiling of its nuclear arsenal, the first time since the fall of the Soviet Union, as part of its strategic security, defense and foreign policy review announced on Tuesday. How might France, which is one of the world's five nuclear powers, comment on this decision? What are the consequences of this decision for strategic stability around the world? A: The decision by the United Kingdom, a strategic partner and power allied with France, to (…) 2021-03-17 19:06:0363982_256819Agreement between the United States and Russia on the extension of the New Start Treaty (27 Jan. 21) France welcomes the decision by the United States and Russia to extend the New Start Treaty for five years. It welcomes the efforts and responsiveness of the two parties aimed at ensuring the extension of treaty before its expiry on February 5. The New Start Treaty is a pillar of the international arms control and disarmament architecture. It is vital to strategic stability and the last instrument still in effect aimed at limiting the capabilities of the United States and Russia, which (…) 2021-01-27 18:13:0363982_255506Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons – Entry into force (22 Jan. 2021) The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, which entered into force today, is a text that is unsuited to the international security context. It will not contribute to reducing growing tensions or effectively address the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction that characterize it.2021-01-22 22:21:2663982_255427