News - Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs enMinistry for Europe and Foreign Affairs G7 - Q&A - From the press briefing (27 Dec. 2019) Q: Sergey Lavrov, the minister of foreign affairs of the Russian Federation, said that Russia is not seeking to return to the G8. According to him, during a meeting with Mr. Trump in Washington, this issue was not discussed. Yet Russia is prepared to host a G7 meeting in Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Sochi or Yalta. Can France accept this Russian proposal? A: Traditionally, the country holding the G7 presidency hosts the group's meetings. In this case, the proposal you refer to does not (…) 2019-12-27 17:38:3962633_245978Biarritz Progress Report on G7 development and development-related commitments (17 Dec. 2019) The G7 French presidency released on 17 December 2019 the Biarritz Progress Report on G7 development and development-related commitments which takes stock of the G7 commitments contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) The Biarritz Progress Report welcomes the leading role of the G7 in addressing major global challenges (climate change, education, gender equality, health, international stability). It acknowledges that G7 countries collectively represent the largest suppliers (…) 2019-12-17 15:23:5762633_245803G7 French presidency - Cyber Norm Initiative : Synthesis of Lessons Learned and Best Practices (26.11.19) On 6 April 2019, G7 Foreign Ministers met in Dinard, France, and launched a Cyber Norm Initiative dedicated to sharing best practices and lessons learned on the implementation of previously recognized voluntary, non-binding norms of responsible State behaviour. The norms that are presented in this document have notably emerged during the previous sessions of the United Nations Group of Governmental Experts (GGE) and are a subset of the international cyber stability framework. G7 countries (…) 2019-11-26 16:09:2862633_245492G7 Foreign Ministers' Statement on the situation in the West of Libya (05.04.19) We, the Foreign Ministers of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States of America, and the EU High Representative, gathered in Saint-Malo on April 5th express our deepest concern about military operations near Tripoli, Libya. We urge all involved parties to immediately halt all military activity and movements toward Tripoli, which are hindering prospects for the UN-led political process, putting civilians in danger, and prolonging the suffering of the (…) 2019-04-05 22:18:3962633_241474G7 – Foreign ministers meeting in Dinard - Communiqué issued by Jean-Yves Le Drian, Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs (5-6.04.19) On April 5 and 6, I will host the G7 foreign ministers in Dinard for the ministerial meeting to prepare the Biarritz summit that will be held in late August.2019-02-14 18:04:3562633_240511French G7 Presidency Priorities – Speech by Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian (Biarritz, 18.12.18) Speech delivered by M. Jean-Yves Le Drian, Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, to the diplomatic community2018-12-20 12:30:1162633_239500