Category: France

Iran – Terrorist attack in Kerman (3 Jan. 2024)

Iran – Terrorist attack in Kerman (3 Jan. 2024)

France condemns in the strongest terms the terrorist attack perpetrated today in Kerman, Iran, which has already killed more than 100 people and injured very many others. Useful links Diplomatic Photo Gallery France / Iran (In French) Links More information on the website of the ministry (in French) Embassy of France in Iran Embassy of […]

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Azerbaijan (27 December 2023)

Azerbaijan (27 December 2023)

France notes the decision taken by Azerbaijan to declare two members of the French Embassy in Azerbaijan persona non grata. It categorically rejects the allegations presented by Azerbaijan to justify its decision. As a reciprocal measure, France has declared two employees of the Azerbaijani Embassy in France persona non grata. The Azerbaijani Ambassador to France […]

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Death of Jacques Delors (27 december 2023)

Death of Jacques Delors (27 december 2023)

We were deeply saddened to learn of the death today of Jacques Delors, former French Economy and Finance Minister and former President of the European Commission. A founding figure of European integration, Jacques Delors left his mark on Europe’s destiny. Through his contribution to such milestones of European construction as the Maastricht Treaty, the Schengen […]

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Georgia (28 December 2023)

Georgia (28 December 2023)

On December 27, the self-proclaimed authorities of the Georgian separatist region of Abkhazia announced the so-called ratification of an agreement with the Russian Federation to transfer a local hotel complex to the RF. France reaffirms its total support for Georgia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity within its internationally recognized borders. Any decision undermining Georgia’s territorial integrity, […]

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Statement by the spokespersons of France, Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States on the latest Iranian nuclear steps reported by the IAEA (28th December 2023)

Statement by the spokespersons of France, Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States on the latest Iranian nuclear steps reported by the IAEA (28th December 2023)

The 26 December 2023 report by the IAEA highlights that Iran has increased its rate of production of uranium enriched up to 60% at Natanz and Fordow to levels observed between January and June 2023. These findings represent a backwards step by Iran and will result in Iran tripling its monthly production rate of uranium […]

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Ministerial Conference on Peacekeeping (Accra, 6 December 2023)

Ministerial Conference on Peacekeeping (Accra, 6 December 2023)

Speech by Ms Béatrice Le Fraper du Hellen, United Nations, International Organizations, Human Rights and Francophonie Director Delivered   Secretary General, Ladies and gentlemen, I would like to join all of those who have thanked and congratulated the Ghanaian authorities for organizing this conference at a crucial time, creating a very warm and professional atmosphere. […]

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Attack in Iraqi Kurdistan (31 December 2023)

Attack in Iraqi Kurdistan (31 December 2023)

France utterly condemns the particularly serious armed drone attack on a Kurdish forces base in Pirmam, in Iraq’s autonomous Kurdistan Region. These violent, destabilizing actions must end and their perpetrators must be identified and prosecuted. France calls on all parties to respect Iraq’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, and the stability and security of the autonomous […]

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Catherine Colonna’s visit to Lebanon, Israel and the Palestinian Territories (16-17 December 2023)

Catherine Colonna’s visit to Lebanon, Israel and the Palestinian Territories (16-17 December 2023)

The Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, Mme Catherine Colonna, will go to Lebanon, Israel and the Palestinian Territories on 16 and 17 December. The Minister will update her interlocutors on France’s action based on the humanitarian, security and political pillars of President Macron’s Initiative for peace and security for all. In Lebanon, the Minister’s […]

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G7 Foreign Ministers’ Statement – On the launch of an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile by North Korea (19 December 2023)

G7 Foreign Ministers’ Statement – On the launch of an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile by North Korea (19 December 2023)

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 December 18 (local time) launch of an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM), following four previous ICBM launches this year as well as […]

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Israel / Palestinian Territories – Q&A – Extract from the press briefing (19 December 2023)

Israel / Palestinian Territories – Q&A – Extract from the press briefing (19 December 2023)

Q: Following the death of a Ministry employee during an Israeli bombardment in Rafah on December 16, the Ministry demanded an explanation from Israeli authorities of the circumstances of this bombing “as quickly as possible.” Has Israel already replied to your demand? A: During her visit to Israel, the Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs […]

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