Source: Ministère des Affaires Etrangères de la République Française |

United Nations – Appointment of a special envoy for the Horn of Africa (14 March 2019)

France welcomes the appointment by the UN secretary-general of Parfait Onanga-Anyanga (Gabon) as special envoy for the Horn of Africa. In a region that is experiencing a historic momentum for peace, which must be consolidated, Parfait Onanga-Anyanga will notably be responsible, through his mediation and in collaboration with regional actors,…

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France in South Africa: Discover our web-series

From 28 February to 7 March 2019, discover our web-series on the action of France in South Africa

It’s not rugby, it’s diplomacy! From 28 February to 7 March 2019, discover our web-series on the action of France in South Africa. Every day, watch a new episode on one of the major topics of our cooperation with South Africa: research, arts and culture, innovation, technology, and social action.…

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South Africa – Visit by Jean-Yves Le Drian (28 February - 2 March)

South Africa is a major economic partner of France

Jean-Yves Le Drian, Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, is visiting South Africa from February 28 to March 2. South Africa is a major economic partner of France; it shares with us the values of tolerance, democracy and attachment to multilateralism, which our diplomatic services promote together. This multi-faceted partnership…

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Central African Republic – Appointment of Mankeur Ndiaye as special representative of the UN secretary-general and head of MINUSCA (7 February 2019)

France welcomes the appointment of Mankeur Ndiaye as special representative of the UN secretary-general and head of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA). As head of this peacekeeping operation, Mr. Ndiaye’s primary objective will be to establish the political, security and institutional conditions conducive to…

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Interview of Stéphane Romatet, French Ambassador to Egypt (28 January 2019)

On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the inauguration of the Suez Canal and the visit of the French President to Egypt, Mr. Stéphane Romatet, the French Ambassador to Egypt, discusses the dynamic and diverse relationship between France and Egypt. The 2019 France-Egypt Cultural Year celebrates the vitality of our…

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Niger – Terrorist attack (21 October 2017)

France stands with the nations of the region in the fight against terrorism and actively supports the collective security effort undertaken with the launch of the G5 Sahel joint force

France condemns the terrorist attack that took the lives of 13 gendarmes on October 21 in Ayorou, on the border with Mali. We offer our condolences to the victims’ families and to the Nigerien authorities. France stands with the nations of the region in the fight against terrorism and actively…

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Gambia – End of political crisis

France welcomes the end of the political crisis in Gambia, which respects the Gambian people’s democratic choice to elect their new president, Adama Barrow

France welcomes the end of the political crisis in Gambia, which respects the Gambian people’s democratic choice to elect their new president, Adama Barrow. We congratulate ECOWAS, the African Union, the UN, and the national leaders who worked to achieve a negotiated settlement, particularly Presidents Alpha Condé and Mohamed Ould…

Source: Ministère des Affaires Etrangères de la République Française |

Algeria – Meeting between Jean-Marc Ayrault and Abdelkader Messahel, Minister responsible for North African Affairs, the African Union and the Arab League of the Republic of Algeria (Paris, January 18, 2017)

Abdelkader Messahel is currently conducting a working visit to Paris to take part in the strategic consultations between France and Algeria

Jean-Marc Ayrault, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development, met with Abdelkader Messahel, Minister responsible for North African Affairs, the African Union and the Arab League of the Republic of Algeria on January 18. This meeting notably provided an opportunity to discuss the regional crises, especially in Libya and the…

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Libya – Conversation between Jean-Marc Ayrault and Fayez Serraj

The minister also reaffirmed our commitment to supporting the Government of National Accord and the Presidency Council in their efforts to ensure the unity of all Libyan forces under their authority. Libya must return to the path of peace and stability in order to defeat terrorism

As we approach the first anniversary of the Skhirat agreement on December 17, 2016, Jean-Marc Ayrault, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development, called Fayez Serraj, Libyan Prime Minister and President of the Presidency Council, on December 15. He reaffirmed France’s support for the Government of National Accord and for…

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Egypt – Disappearance of Flight MS804

As has been the case since that tragic accident, France and its experts remain at the disposal of the appropriate Egyptian authorities to contribute to this investigation

The Egyptian Minister of Civil Aviation has just issued a statement on a report by the investigation committee established following the crash of EgyptAir MS804. The investigation will continue in order to determine the exact causes of the crash. As has been the case since that tragic accident, France and…