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Presidents François Hollande and Barack Obama discuss the disclosure of NSA documents

Presidents François Hollande and Barack Obama discuss the disclosure of NSA documents

Published on June 24, 2015
Communiqué issued by the Presidency of the Republic - Paris, June 24, 2015

President Hollande called President Obama this afternoon to discuss the disclosure of NSA documents in the French press relating to eavesdropping carried out between 2006 and 2012.

The exchange provided an opportunity to clarify the principles that should govern relations between allies with respect to intelligence.

President Obama unequivocally reaffirmed his strong commitment, undertaken in November 2013 following the Snowden affair, and already reaffirmed during the state visit in February 2014, to put an end to the practices that may have taken place in the past and which were unacceptable between allies.

French intelligence officials will travel to Washington very soon to strengthen cooperation.

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