CHINA – VISIT BY ALAIN JUPPÉ, MINISTER OF FOREIGN AND EUROPEAN AFFAIRS TO BEIJING (22ND october)
Alain Juppé will visit Beijing on the 22nd of October. He will have meetings with Wang Qishan, vice-Prime Minister for Financial Affairs and Zhang Zhijun, vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs.
On the eve of the G20 summit meeting to be held in Cannes on the 3rd and 4th of November, France is attaching the highest importance to these discussions with China, so that, in particular, major decisions are taken concerning strong, sustainable and balanced global growth as well as the reform of the international monetary system.
China is a key partner for the French G20 presidency. China's contribution to the success of this crucial target will be decisive.
YEMEN – VOTE ON UN RESOLUTION 2014
At a time when Yemen is facing the tragic effects of a crisis that has gone on for far too long, the Security Council has just unanimously adopted a resolution calling on the Yemeni president to immediately and unconditionally engage in a political transition on the basis of the Gulf Cooperative Council initiative. France applauds the fact that Security Council is condemning human rights violatations and calling for the end of violence and the establishment of a political transition.
France calls on the Yemeni President to heed the international community's strong message and to show that he is equal to his responsibilities by agreeing to immediately implement a peaceful transfer of power in order to respond to the aspirations of the Yemeni people and to permit the conslidation of a stable, secure, united, democratic Yemen.
France is also pleased that this matter remains before the Security Council and that it has asked the secretary-general for a report within 30 days of the resolution's implementation.
France resolutely supports this latest sign of the Security Council's support for the legitimate, democratic aspirations currently sweeping the region and hopes the Council will show the same determination with respect to other, similar crises under way.