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Statements made by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development Spokesperson (Paris, October 31, 2014)

Published on October 31, 2014
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Afghanistan – Ms. Annick Girardin’s participation in the 4th Ministerial Conference of the Istanbul Process (Beijing, October 31, 2014)
Iraq – Mass murder (October 30)
Niger – Death of nine members of the Nigerien security forces (October 30, 2014)


Afghanistan – Ms. Annick Girardin’s participation in the 4th Ministerial Conference of the Istanbul Process (Beijing, October 31, 2014)

Ms. Annick Girardin, Minister of State for Development and Francophony, participated in the 4th Ministerial Conference of the Istanbul Process on Afghanistan today, October 31, in Beijing.

She reaffirmed France’s full support for this process and our determination to continue our efforts to support development in Afghanistan.

On the sidelines of this meeting, Ms. Girardin discussed with Mr. Wang Yi, Chinese Minister of Foreign Affairs, the need for international mobilization in the fight against the Ebola epidemic in West Africa.

Iraq – Mass murder (October 30)

France strongly condemns the execution in Iraq of a very large number of people, whose bodies were found yesterday nears the cities of Hit and Ramadi.

The UN considers the barbaric acts committed by Daesh to be war crimes and crimes against humanity. Those responsible for these acts must be brought to justice.

France is attached to the fight against impunity. Together with Iraq, it tabled a resolution at the Human Rights Council aimed at establishing a fact-finding mission by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights tasked with investigating the atrocities perpetrated by Daesh.

Niger – Death of nine members of the Nigerien security forces (October 30, 2014)

France condemns the terrorist attacks that killed nine members of the security forces and injured several others on October 30 in the region of Tillabéri.

We extend our condolences to the Nigerien authorities and the victims’ families.

Together with Niger and all our African partners, France remains mobilized in the fight against terrorism in the Sahel.

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