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From 27 May to 12 June, France is once again honouring Latin America and the Caribbean. Through more than 300 cultural, scientific, political, economic and festive events, most of which will be held online, this 8th edition of Latin America and Caribbean Week (#SALC2021) is an opportunity to highlight the variety of historical and contemporary ties between Latin America, the Caribbean and France.
After the cancellation of the 7th edition in 2020, this year's SALC will offer a huge number of (…)
The French President is continuing his contacts with all parties to end the escalation of violence in the Middle East. Today he spoke to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. He extended his condolences for the victims of the [rocket and missile] launches for which responsibility has been claimed by Hamas and other terrorist groups, which he once again strongly condemned.
Today, on the anniversary of the creation of the State of Israel, the President reiterated his unwavering (…)
The President of the French Republic had a telephone conversation with the Prime Minister of Armenia, Mr Nikol Pachinyan, on Thursday, 13 May, about the current developments at the border between Armenia and Azerbaijan. The President of the French Republic recalled France's commitment to Armenia's territorial integrity and stressed the need for an immediate withdrawal of Azerbaijani troops from Armenian territory.
France hopes that a resolution of the situation of tensions in the region can (…)
Jean-Yves Le Drian, Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, spoke today to his Israeli, Palestinian and Egyptian counterparts. He emphasized our deep concern over the escalation under way, whose human toll is already very heavy, and our desire to contribute to a swift calming of tensions.
He once again strongly condemned the attacks carried out against much of Israeli territory, for which Hamas in particular has claimed responsibility, and recalled that the response to those unacceptable (…)
Concerned by the escalation in violence in the Middle East, President Macron is determined to work with all the parties to end it as quickly as possible. Restoring calm, peace, are our priorities.
In this spirit, President Macron spoke today with the President of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas. He offered President Abbas his condolences, on this religious holiday, for the many deaths of Palestinian civilians as a result of military operations and clashes with Israel. He strongly (…)
(…) I am deeply concerned by the situation in the Middle East which, as everyone knows, stems from the lack of political prospects in a situation that has gone on for too long, and that can only continue to produce suffering and violence if there is no will to advance resolutely towards the establishment of two States living side by side in peace and security, with Jerusalem as capital.
For several days – and still at the moment, especially last night, but it's continuing – the clashes have (…)
Q : Hello, according to the media, a Frenchman was arrested on Monday in Bangui and the police found a very large arsenal of weapons at his home. Can you confirm that? Thank you.
A : Our embassy was informed of the arrest of a French national at his home. It is providing him with consular protection, as it would for all French nationals, while fully respecting the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations. The purpose of this protection is to ensure that the person has access to a lawyer, a (…)
Q : Do you think that Hezbollah bears as much responsibility as other political groups for the deadlock in Lebanon and are you advocating sanctions against some of its leaders?
A : In Beirut, the minister noted that Lebanon's political leaders had not yet assumed their responsibilities and had not yet started to make serious efforts to ensure the country's swift recovery, despite their commitments. In the face of this obstruction, France has imposed restrictive measures with respect to (…)
Q. Has France already restricted the entry of Lebanese individuals following the announcement by the authorities? A yes or no answer would suffice.
A. The Minister addressed this subject clearly on May 7 in Beirut and conveyed it to the Lebanese officials with whom he met: France is restricting access to French territory by individuals responsible for the current political deadlock and those involved in corruption. If the deadlock continues, these measures may be toughened or extended. As (…)
Q. Do you think there has been enough progress in your negotiations in Vienna on the nuclear agreement and a dialogue between Iran and the IAEA that is sufficiently substantive to clarify and resolve the issues that have not been dealt with thus far to extend the technical agreement, which ends on May 21?
A. The discussions that resumed on May 7 in Vienna have led to some initial progress on the nuclear issue. Nevertheless, major disagreements remain on some key points that must be ironed (…)