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Syria – Regime’s offensive against Aleppo – Statement by Jean-Marc Ayrault (29.04.16)

The Syrian regime’s announcement on April 28 of an imminent offensive in order to retake Aleppo with the support of its allies - who did not deny this - is very troubling. This announcement comes (...)

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Syria – Attack against Al Quds Hospital in Aleppo – Statement by the minister of foreign affairs and international development (27.04.16)

In the face of the increasingly serious violations of the cessation of hostilities, I call for a meeting of the ministers of the International Syria Support Group to be convened as swiftly as (...)

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Côte d’Ivoire – Economic diplomacy – Visit by Matthias Fekl (27-28.04.16)

He will be received by President Alassane Ouattara and will take part in several working meetings with the prime minister and members of Côte d’Ivoire’s government. An agreement on cooperation in (...)

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Australia – France selected for a submarine program – Statement by the minister of foreign affairs and international development (26.04.16)

Manufacturers - in particular DCNS - and government agencies mobilized their efforts in an exemplary manner to promote France’s bid. This is further evidence of our country’s ability to persuade (...)

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Economic diplomacy – U.S. – Inauguration of French Innovation Week in Chicago (25.04.16)

A series of exhibits, round tables and lectures will showcase the varied and complementary aspects of innovation in France in such areas as 3D and virtual reality, biodiversity, energy (...)

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Les autres actualités de la semaine :

Digital diplomacy conference – “Digital technology, a challenge at the heart of soft power” at the Quai d’Orsay (03.05.16)

Digital experts and high-level speakers from the media and cultural arenas will discuss the upheavals brought about by the rise of digital technology in institutional communication and on the (...)

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Mali – Niger – Joint visit by Jean-Marc Ayrault and his German counterpart, Frank-Walter Steinmeier (01-03.05.16)

This visit reflects the strong commitment of France, Germany, and beyond that, the EU, to the Sahel. The ministers will present our two countries’ joint response to the challenges facing the (...)

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Mali – Niger – Joint visit by Jean-Marc Ayrault and his German counterpart, Frank-Walter Steinmeier (01-03.05.16)

This visit reflects the strong commitment of France, Germany, and beyond that, the EU, to the Sahel. The ministers will present our two countries’ joint response to the challenges facing the (...)

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Turkey – Sentencing of two Cumhuriyet journalists (28.04.16)

France reiterates its commitment to the freedom of expression and of the press, which are guaranteed by international texts and are an essential component of any democratic (...)

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Mongolia – Meeting between Jean-Marc Ayrault and his Mongolian counterpart (29.04.16)

Photo : B. Chapiron / MAEDI Jean-Marc Ayrault and Lundeg Purevsuren will discuss the development of French-Mongolian bilateral relations since President Elbegdorj’s official visit to France in (...)

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Côte d’Ivoire - Adoption of two resolutions at the United Nations (28.04.16)

These resolutions reflect the extent of progress made by this country on the path toward reconciliation, peace and security as well as the commitment of the population and the authorities of Côte (...)

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African Union Commission – Telephone conversation between Jean-Marc Ayrault and Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma (28.04.16)

Jean-Marc Ayrault underscored the importance France attaches to the African Union. They discussed current issues, notably the situations in the Sahel, Libya, the Central African Republic, Burundi (...)

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Turkey – Attack in Bursa (27.04.16)

France reaffirms its wholehearted solidarity with Turkey in the face of terrorism.

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Algeria – Economic diplomacy – Death of Arezki Idjerouidene (23.04.16)

We extend our heartfelt condolences to his family and friends. France has lost an exceptional entrepreneur who contributed to the development of ties between France and Algeria. Arezki (...)

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European Union - Meeting between Jean-Marc Ayrault, and Christos Stylianides (27.04.16)

Photo : B. Chapiron / MAEDI This meeting will provide an opportunity to prepare for the World Humanitarian Summit, scheduled to take place from May 23 to 24 in Istanbul. It will also provide an (...)

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Cuba – Launch of the Month of French Culture (26.04–31.05.16)

During this festival, the Cuban public will have the opportunity to discover numerous French artists and intellectuals through cultural events in all fields: the first International Design (...)

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Cape Verde - Deadly shooting rampage (26.04.16)

We extend our condolences to the victims’ families as well as to their home countries. We hope that full light will be shed on the circumstances behind this attack and that the perpetrators will (...)

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Syria – Death of five members of the White Helmets (25.04.16)

We extend our condolences to the victims’ families as well as to the Syrian people. France pays tribute to the exemplary commitment of the White Helmets, who risk their lives to provide (...)

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Ukraine – 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster (26.04.16)

France has not forgotten all the victims of this tragedy and reaffirms its solidarity with those who are still suffering from its consequences today. France has long been committed, alongside (...)

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Democratic Republic of the Congo – Political situation (26.04.16)

Fundamental liberties must be respected. We underscore our commitment to the establishment of a free, transparent and peaceful electoral process in compliance with the Congolese Constitution, a (...)

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Libya – French health aid to Benghazi (26.04.16)

This aid comes on top of aid provided jointly with Germany on April 16 during the visit to Tripoli by Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development Jean-Marc Ayrault and his German (...)

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Egypt – Prison sentences for 11 Egyptian homosexuals (26.04.16)

France reiterates its commitment to the fight against human rights violations on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. We support the aim of a universal decriminalization of (...)

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Portugal – Economic diplomacy – Meeting between Matthias Fekl and Jorge Costa Oliveira (26.04.16)

This meeting follows on from the 4th French-Portuguese Economic Conference, co-chaired by Matthias Fekl in Lisbon in March. It will provide an opportunity to underscore the excellent quality of (...)

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Yemen – City of Al Mukalla retaken (25.04.16)

This operation aimed at countering the expansion of terrorism in the region has been a success; it will allow Yemen’s legitimate authorities to reaffirm their sovereignty over the territory. (...)

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Syria – Telephone conversation between Jean-Marc Ayrault and Riad Hijab, General Coordinator of the High Negotiations Committee representing the Syrian opposition (25.04.16)

Jean-Marc Ayrault expressed his deep concern at the breaches of the cessation of hostilities, especially in the Aleppo region, which has resulted in dozens of deaths over the last few days and (...)

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Philippines – Murder of John Ridsdel – Reminder of the statement issued by Jean-Marc Ayrault, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development (25.04.16)

I extend my heartfelt condolences to his family, the authorities and the Canadian people, on my own behalf and on behalf of France. We must remain resilient in the face of barbarity so that (...)

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Burundi – Resurgence of violence (25.04.16)

France denounces the criminal acts and human rights violations carried out over the past year in Burundi, regardless of their perpetrators, and which are hindering the national reconciliation (...)

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Mexico – Murder of a journalist (25.04.16)

We offer our condolences to his loved ones. France supports the Mexican authorities’ efforts to identify the perpetrators of this crime and bring them to justice. On World Press Freedom Day, (...)

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Bangladesh – Murder of civil society representatives (23-25.04.16)

These heinous murders are the latest in a series of murders of civil society and human rights activists and members of religious minorities in recent months. Daesh has claimed credit for most of (...)

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Armenia - Azerbaijan – Visit by Harlem Désir (25-26.04.16)

In Yerevan, he will be welcomed by President Serzh Sargsyan and will meet with Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian. He will also visit the Genocide Memorial. In Baku, Mr. Désir will be welcomed by (...)

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Armenia - Azerbaijan – Visit by Harlem Désir (25-26.04.16)

In Yerevan, he will be welcomed by President Serzh Sargsyan and will meet with Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian. He will also visit the Genocide Memorial. In Baku, Mr. Désir will be welcomed by (...)

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Health – World Malaria Day (25.04.16)

Worldwide, malaria is on the decline. Remarkable progress has been made, particularly in Africa, where we have seen a 54% drop in the mortality rate since the last decade. But considerable (...)

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Democratic Republic of Congo – Death of Papa Wemba (24.04.16)

Papa Wemba had a great impact on Congolese culture by reinventing the rumba, which – thanks to him – became a universal artistic and musical phenomenon. With the establishment of the Société des (...)

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Syria – Threats to truce (25.04.16)

These clear violations of international humanitarian law, whose effect is to sabotage the negotiation process and transition prospects, are unacceptable. France stresses that there will be no (...)

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