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Foreign policy - Inaugural address delivered by Jean-Marc Ayrault to the Paris Ecole des affaires internationales de Sciences-Po (28.09.16)

Jean-Marc Ayrault will present the challenges facing our diplomatic policy and its priorities, notably with respect to the situation in Syria and European issues. He will then respond to (...)

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Interview given by Jean-Marc Ayrault to the daily newspaper Libération: “Iran and Russia have to stay Assad’s hand” (27.09.16)

Should we be worried about another Guernica in Aleppo, as you have said, or another Grozny or Sarajevo? We have to ask ourselves that question. Does Assad not have a strategy of partitioning (...)

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Syria – Statement by Jean-Marc Ayrault, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development (September 25, 2016)

Bashar al-Assad’s regime has clearly chosen military escalation while everyone knows that the only way to resolve the conflict in Syria is through political means. I therefore call on its (...)

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Development – Signing of agreements between AFD and the EU (21.09.16)

These programs include: participatory development in Cameroon human security and development in northern Mali support for the agricultural sector in northern Niger support for initiatives by the (...)

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European Union - Matthias Fekl’s participation in the informal meeting of foreign trade ministers (22-23.09.16)

The discussions will focus on the finalization of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between the EU and Canada, the status of the trade negotiations between the EU and the United (...)

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Higher education – Delivery of the report by France Stratégie on France’s provision of higher education abroad (26.09.16)

This report, entitled “French higher education: beyond borders, the urgent need for a strategy,” was produced under the auspices of France Stratégie and coordinated by Bernard Ramanantsoa, Honorary (...)

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United Nations - 71st session of the General Assembly - Ministerial week - Jean-Marc Ayrault’s schedule (23.09.16)

He will also take part in a meeting on Mali, which will be attended by President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and Ban Ki-moon, as well as a meeting on the Central African Republic, which will be (...)

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Ukraine - Framework agreement on the disengagement of forces – Statement by Jean-Marc Ayrault, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development (21.09.16)

This agreement, which must now be implemented, concerns three pilot areas: Stanitsa Luganskaya and Zolote, in the Luhansk region, and Petrivske, in the Donetsk region. This measure, which takes (...)

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United Nations – 71st session of the General Assembly - Ministerial week - Jean-Marc Ayrault’s schedule (22.09.16)

The minister of foreign affairs and international development co-chaired, together with his Tunisian and Qatari counterparts, a meeting on reforms and investment opportunities in Tunisia. He (...)

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Economic diplomacy - Matthias Fekl opens Rencontres Africa 2016 (22.09.16)

This event brings together more than 2,000 entrepreneurs from France and more than 30 African countries. It is the largest economic event France has ever hosted on Africa. Rencontres Africa (...)

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Les autres actualités de la semaine :

French-Ghanaian cooperation: public-private partnerships and sustainable cities (28.09.16)

Although Ghana has development indicators that are higher than average for countries on the African continent, it continues to have significant infrastructure needs. Financing this infrastructure (...)

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Lebanon – Visit by Matthias Fekl (28-29.09.16)

During this visit, he will inaugurate, alongside the chairman of the Mission Laïque Française, the renovated premises of the Grand Lycée Franco-Libanais in Beirut. For more than a century, this (...)

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Decentralized cooperation – Climate – Call for proposals for “Climat2” (27.09.16)

This initiative will be supported by the Schneider Electric Foundation and the Fondation de France. It aims to provide €2.5 million in funding to promote international cooperation projects (...)

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Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) – Meeting between Harlem Désir and Arber Ademi, Deputy Prime Minister in charge of European Affairs (27.09.16)

The discussions will provide an opportunity to take stock of the political situation following the Przino Agreement, the implementation of the conclusions of the Paris Balkans 2016 summit in (...)

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India – Climate – Paris Agreement (26.09.16)

India’s commitment to the fight against climate change is decisive to the implementation of the Paris Agreement.

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India – Climate – Paris Agreement (26.09.16)

India’s commitment to the fight against climate change is decisive to the implementation of the Paris Agreement.

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Jordan – Murder of Nahed Hattar (25.09.16)

We extend our condolences to his family. France condemns this heinous act and reaffirms its attachment to the freedom of expression and opinion and freedom of the press (...)

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Colombia – Signing of the peace agreement – Visit by André Vallini (26.09.16)

This visit reflects France’s support for the process and the peace agreement. It follows on from the bilateral meeting between President Hollande and President Santos on September 20 on the (...)

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United Kingdom – Meeting between Harlem Désir and Fiona Hyslop, Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs of the Scottish Government (26.09.16)

Ms. Hyslop and Mr. Désir will take stock of key current European issues. They will discuss the strengthening of ties in the educational and cultural spheres, within the framework of the (...)

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Gabon - Announcement of the results of the presidential election - Statement by Jean-Marc Ayrault, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development (24.09.16)

It was with this in mind that it called for a transparent and impartial review of the results in order to resolve all questions, notably those raised by the EU Observation Mission. France notes (...)

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Middle East peace process – Statement by the Quartet’s Principals (23.09.16)

The Quartet Principals were joined by the Foreign Ministers of Egypt and France during the second part of the meeting to brief on their work to support Middle East peace. All agreed on the (...)

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Syria - Joint Statement by the Foreign Ministers of France, Italy, Germany, the United Kingdom, the United States and the High Representative of the European Union (25.09.2016)

The devastating events in Syria this week underscore what we have been saying for some time: the burden is on Russia to prove it is willing and able to take extraordinary steps to salvage (...)

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Joint Communique on Libya (22.09.16)

We welcome the participation of Prime Minister al-Sarraj in this Ministerial. We salute his leadership and the decision of the Presidency Council (PC) to liberate Sirte from Da’esh and secure the (...)

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Joint Communique on Libya (22.09.16)

We welcome the participation of Prime Minister al-Sarraj in this Ministerial. We salute his leadership and the decision of the Presidency Council (PC) to liberate Sirte from Da’esh and secure the (...)

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Norway – Meeting between Harlem Désir and Elisabeth Aspaker, Minister for the European Economic Area and European Affairs (22.09.16)

Their discussions focused on the European Economic Area and our main bilateral relations projects. Photo : F. De la Mure / MAEDI (...)

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