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Syria - "It is more urgent than ever to implement a genuine cessation of hostilities."


Statement by Mr Jean-Marc Ayrault, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development (August 25, 2016)

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COP21 - Implementation of the Paris Climate Agreement


A meeting dedicated to the ratification of the Paris Agreement will take place on September 21, 2016, on the occasion of high-level meetings of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

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Rio Games 2016: record haul of 42 medals for the French!


The French delegation set a new high and finished 7th in the nations ranking. Among the many satisfactions, the historical performances in track and field, boxing and equestrian sports.

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"Europe must ensure its own defense more than it does today."


In a press briefing with the German and Italian leaders, French President Hollande set out three areas on which the EU must focus in future: security/defense, economy and young people.

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Security - Information for travelers to France


General information about security measures taken to ensure your safety during your trip in France.

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Syria - Suspension of Geneva negotiations


Statement by Mr. Jean-Marc Ayrault, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development (August 1, 2016)

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Middle East peace process - Meeting in Paris


On July 30, French Minister of Foreign Affairs Jean-Marc Ayrault will meet with John Kerry and Mahmoud Abbas in Paris.

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Fight against terrorism – Attack in Nice


Statements by the French authorities and U.S. officials.

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Ambassador Gérard Araud on CNN: "This is a very challenging time for the European Union."


An interview of the French Ambassador about Brexit, migration crisis and transatlantic relations (July 12, 2016)

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Tourism in France: a "real national treasure"


Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault discusses new tourism and security initiatives in France.

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Rio Olympics: record wins for the French!

The curtain has come down on what International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach described as 'marvellous Olympic Games' and French Olympians are heading home from Rio with a record haul of 42 medals.

The embassy and the consulates

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