Statements made by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development Spokesperson (Paris - June 24, 2016)
• European Union – Meeting of the foreign ministers of the founding countries (Berlin - June 25, 2016)
• United Nations – Meeting between Jean-Marc Ayrault and Ban Ki-moon (Paris - June 24, 2016)
• Democratic Republic of Congo / United Nations – Adoption of resolution 2293 by the Security Council (New York - June 23, 2016)
• China – Natural disaster (June 23, 2016)
Jean-Marc Ayrault, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development, and Harlem Désir, Minister of State for European Affairs, will take part in the General Affairs Council in Luxembourg today.
The discussions will focus on the results of the British referendum and will provide an opportunity to prepare for the European Council on June 28 and 29.
Jean-Marc Ayrault, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development, will take part in a meeting of the foreign ministers of the six founding countries on June 25 in Berlin to take stock of the situation following the British referendum.
Jean-Marc Ayrault, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development, will meet with Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the UN, during his visit to France on June 24 when he will be received by President Hollande.
They will notably discuss the Middle East peace initiative as well as progress in the political processes in Mali, the Central African Republic, Libya and Colombia. They will take stock of the situation in Syria, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Burundi. The implementation of the Paris agreement and preparations for COP22 will also be on the agenda.
France welcomes the unanimous adoption on June 23 by the UN Security Council of UNSCR 2293 which extends for a period of one year the existing international sanctions regime in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The international community thereby expresses its concern at the political situation and with respect to human rights in this country.
We were shocked to learn that a tornado has hit Jiangsu province, leaving many people dead.
France extends its condolences to the victims’ families.
In these tragic circumstances, we assure the Chinese people of the French people’s solidarity.