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Ebola virus/telephone conversation with President Obama

Published on October 14, 2014
Communiqué issued by the Presidency of the Republic
Paris, October 13, 2014

The French President spoke to President Obama on the telephone this evening about the Ebola epidemic in West Africa and the fight against Daesh [ISIL] in Iraq and Syria.

On the Ebola epidemic, François Hollande and Barack Obama called for increased mobilization by the international community and the EU, in close coordination with the UN, WHO and the countries concerned.

The French President announced that France will respond positively to Guinea’s request for the construction of new anti-Ebola treatment centres, in addition to those currently being deployed in Macenta, in Guinea’s forest region.

He also indicated that France is considering the introduction of screenings for flights arriving from the areas affected by the virus./.

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