Category: France

Moscow Mechanism report on Russia’s arbitrary detention of civilians in Ukraine (April 25, 2024)

Moscow Mechanism report on Russia’s arbitrary detention of civilians in Ukraine (April 25, 2024)

France welcomes the publication of the “Report on Violations and Abuses of International Humanitarian and Human Rights Law, War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity, related to the Arbitrary Deprivation of Liberty of Ukrainian Civilians by the Russian Federation,” prepared by the Moscow Mechanism’s Mission of Experts for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe […]

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Joint Statement by the Ministers for European affairs of France, Germany and Poland on the occasion of the Weimar Triangle meeting in Paris and Yvelines Department (on the 28 and 29 April 2024)

Joint Statement by the Ministers for European affairs of France, Germany and Poland on the occasion of the Weimar Triangle meeting in Paris and Yvelines Department (on the 28 and 29 April 2024)

On the occasion of our meeting in Weimar Triangle format in Paris and in the Yvelines department, on 28 and 29 April 2024, we, the Ministers for European affairs of France, Germany and Poland, reaffirm the importance of cooperation between our three countries and the role of the Weimar Triangle as a driving force in […]

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Speech on Europe by the President of the French Republic (Paris, 25 April 2024)

Speech on Europe by the President of the French Republic (Paris, 25 April 2024)

Seven years after his Sorbonne speech, French President Emmanuel Macron delivered a second speech on Europe in the auditorium of Sorbonne University on 25 April 2024. To continue to move towards a more sovereign and more powerful Europe and to carry out these major transitions, President Macron set out his main focuses for the future […]

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Democratic Republic of Congo – Bomb attacks at camps for displaced people (May 6, 2024)

Democratic Republic of Congo – Bomb attacks at camps for displaced people (May 6, 2024)

France strongly condemns the May 3rd bomb attacks at the camps for displaced people near the city of Goma, which left many civilians dead, including children, and many others injured. France expresses its solidarity with the victims and their families. We call for light to be shed on those responsible for this attack, which constitutes […]

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Israel-Palestinian Territories – Q&A – Extract from the press briefing (May 6, 2024)

Israel-Palestinian Territories – Q&A – Extract from the press briefing (May 6, 2024)

Q : Comment réagissez-vous à l’annonce d’Israël d’encourager les personnes présentes dans l’est de la ville de Rafah à rejoindre des zones humanitaires ? A : France reiterates its strong opposition to an Israeli offensive on Rafah, where over 1.3 million people have taken refuge at a time of great distress. The Minister for Europe […]

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Sudan – Attack on a humanitarian convoy (3 May 2024)

Sudan – Attack on a humanitarian convoy (3 May 2024)

France utterly condemns the attack on an International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) humanitarian convoy in South Darfur, which killed two people and injured three. It extends its condolences to the bereaved and wishes the injured a speedy recovery. France calls on all the parties to the conflict to meet their obligations under international […]

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Israel/Palestinian Territories – Q&A – Extract from the press briefing (7 May 2024)

Israel/Palestinian Territories – Q&A – Extract from the press briefing (7 May 2024)

Q : At the speech he gave at yesterday’s CRIF* dinner, Prime Minister Gabriel Attal had not a word to spare for the Palestinian victims while justifying Israel’s “overreactions,” saying that they could not be considered overreactions and implying that they were legitimate. At the same event, government spokesperson Prisca Thévenot was all smiles with […]

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Ministerial meeting for advancing the Sudan peace initiatives (Paris, le 15 avril 2024)

DECLARATION OF PRINCIPLES On the occasion of the “International Humanitarian Conference for Sudan and the Neighbouring Countries” We, the Ministers of Foreign Affairs and representatives of the States and international and regional organizations assembled in Paris, France, in order to advance the peace initiatives for Sudan [1], reaffirm our unwavering commitment to supporting a peaceful […]

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International humanitarian conference for Sudan and neighbouring countries (Paris, 15 April 2024)

International humanitarian conference for Sudan and neighbouring countries (Paris, 15 April 2024)

1. In Paris today, France, Germany and the European Union organised an international humanitarian conference for Sudan and neighbouring countries, one year after the Sudanese conflict broke out. This unprecedented meeting in “Team Europe” format follows on from the conferences held in Berlin in 2020 and Paris in 2021 to support the Sudanese transition, as […]

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Travel Advice – Middle East

#TravelAdvice | In view of the risks of a military escalation in the #MiddleEast, Foreign Minister @steph_sejourne endorsed the following measures in a crisis meeting pic.twitter.com/0F6KjXI8mE
— France Diplomacy (@francediplo_EN) April 12, 202…