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Is the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs monitoring the situation of Coline Fay, who is being detained in Senegal?
The Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs' offices in Dakar and Paris, together with her family, are closely monitoring Coline Fay's situation.
She is entitled to consular protection like all French nationals arrested abroad who request it. She therefore recently received a consular visit to ascertain the conditions of her detention, the state of her health, and respect (…)
France welcomes the release of a first group of 24 hostages and the fact that a truce has come into force. It calls for the release of all the hostages.
France is making active efforts to get French hostages released as part of the agreement currently being implemented. The release of all our compatriots is an absolute priority for France, and we are working tirelessly to secure it.
We express our wholehearted solidarity with the hostages' families at this difficult time. Under the (…)
On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, France reiterates its condemnation of such violence everywhere and in all circumstances. With current events powerfully reminding us of the reality of this intolerable violence, be it in Sudan, Ukraine, Israel, the DRC or so many other contries, Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Mme Catherine Colonna has constantly recalled that rape and other forms of sexual violence constitute war crimes.
As part of its (…)
France utterly condemns the air attack launched today, 25 November, the day commemorating Holodomor, which saw the Soviet Union deliberately try to exterminate the Ukrainian people through organized famine. The attack confirms Russia's boundless cynicism and violence.
These strikes, the great majority of which were carried out with drones, mainly targeted Ukraine's energy infrastructure, particularly in Kyiv. It is the largest air attack by Russia since it began its aggression, which (…)
France expresses its full solidarity with the Bolivian people and authorities in the face of the ongoing forest fires that began several weeks ago, especially in the Amazon, and stands with them in the fight against these wildfires.
A few days away from the COP28 in Dubai, these wildfires demonstrate once again the urgent need to take action to tackle the challenges of climate change and environmental threats, in particular regarding forests. As an Amazon country, France stands with its (…)
France applauds the appointment of Ramtane Lamamra as the UN Personal Envoy of the Secretary-General for Sudan. We wish him every success and assure him of our full support in the execution of his mission.
France reiterates the urgent need for a cessation of hostilities in order to protect the civilian population, deliver humanitarian aid, and allow for the resumption of political dialogue and the return to a democratic transition process that fulfills the aspirations of the men and women (…)
France utterly condemns North Korea's launch of a ballistic missile on 22 November, which constitutes a further violation of the United Nations Security Council resolutions.
France assures South Korea and Japan of its full solidarity. It urges North Korea to end the current escalation, immediately end its destabilizing actions, comply with its international obligations without delay and return to the negotiating table with a view to engaging in a process of completely, verifiably and (…)
We, the G7 Foreign Ministers of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, and the High Representative of the European Union, condemn in the strongest terms North Korea's launch using ballistic missile technology conducted on November 21, 2023. This action poses a grave threat to the peace and stability of the region and beyond. Any launch using ballistic missile technology, even if it is characterized as a military reconnaissance satellite, (…)
Deputies of the National Assembly, ladies and gentlemen, It is important to be able to debate France's relations with African countries in the National Assembly. These relations are a priority of our foreign policy, and so it is legitimate to fully engage with the representatives of the nation.
The questions that have been born of the successive crises in the Sahel are equally legitimate. I will come back later to our action concerning that region over the last decade, but I would first (…)
Catherine Colonna, Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, will go to China on 23 and 24 November. She will co-chair the sixth session of the high-level dialogue on people-to-people exchanges with Wang Yi, China's Minister of Foreign Affairs, in Beijing. This dialogue concludes the series of high-level dialogues following President Macron's State visit to China in April (high-level economic and financial dialogue on 29-30 July; strategic dialogue on 29-30 October).
It will be the first (…)