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France is extremely concerned about the violence which broke out in Senegal yesterday, killing nine people. It extends its condolences to the bereaved.
France calls for restraint, an end to the violence and a resolution of the crisis, with due regard for Senegal's long democratic tradition.
The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child published its final observations on the protection of children's rights in France on 1 June 2023. It welcomes the progress made by France and the public authorities' active efforts for children; it also calls for further advances to be made for children. In its final observations, published today following the report submitted by France and the subsequent hearing on 9 and 10 May 2023, the Committee welcomed the quality of the discussions held in (…)
France utterly condemns the waves of Russian missile strikes, particularly by Iskander ballistic missiles, which have once again targeted Kyiv. This is the 18th attack on the capital since the beginning of May.
The strikes deliberately targeted civilian objectives again, in flagrant violation of international humanitarian law. They reportedly claimed the lives of three people, two of them children, and wounded at least 14 others, according to a provisional toll by the Ukrainian (…)
France is presenting its candidacy for the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Council, category B, for the 2024-2025 term. This election will take place in London, in December 2023, during the 33rd Assembly of the IMO.
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France strongly condemns North Korea's attempted launch of a military satellite on May 31 in flagrant violation of Security Council resolutions.
Since 2006, many Security Council resolutions have called on North Korea to refrain from proceeding with any activities relating to ballistic missiles designed to carry nuclear weapons, including the launch of such missiles. Given that the technologies used in space launches and the firing of ballistic missiles are very similar, this launch direct (…)
France welcomes the adoption on 26 May 2023 of the Convention on International Cooperation in the Investigation and Prosecution of the Crime of Genocide, Crimes against Humanity, War Crimes and other International Crimes. The Convention is an essential tool for the fight against impunity and shows the determination of States to strengthen the overall system of international criminal justice.
The Convention allows for the standardisation of mutual legal assistance and extradition (…)
On 30 May 2023, Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Catherine Colonna hosted her Tunisian counterpart, Nabil Ammar, in Paris.
This first meeting provided the opportunity to take stock of the primary areas of bilateral cooperation.
Catherine Colonna reaffirmed France's full support of the economic reforms that Tunisia will be undertaking in order to ensure its development and preserve its social model, as well as France's support in the discussions that are under way with the IMF.
The website for the Summit on a New Global Financing Pact went live on May 25 at https:/nouveaupactefinancier.org/en.php. It presents the program, challenges and contact information relating to the organization of the event.
At the invitation of President Macron, the summit will bring together heads of state and government, leaders of major international organizations, representatives of global financial institutions, and private sector and civil society representatives. Its goal is to (…)
France strongly condemns the May 26th attack by Al-Shabaab militants on an African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS) base near Buulo Mareer, located in the South West State's Lower Shabelle region, which took the lives of Ugandan soldiers.
France offers its condolences to the families of the dead soldiers and the Ugandan authorities and stands with the African Union in the fight against (…)
France deplores the continued fighting between the Sudanese army and the Rapid Support Forces in Sudan. It hails the five-day extension of the ceasefire which starts on May 29, as announced by the United States and Saudi Arabia, but regrets the many previous violations committed by the warring parties. France stresses that it is the two parties' responsibility to ensure that their troops abide by the commitments signed in Jeddah to observe the cease fire and facilitate the delivery of (…)