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Official speeches and statements - February 11, 2016

Published on February 11, 2016

1. Composition of the government - Communiqué issued by the Presidency of the Republic (Paris, 11/02/2016)

Members of the government, in the capacity of Minister:

M. Jean-Marc Ayrault, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development;

Mme Ségolène Royal, Minister of the Environment, Energy and Marine Affairs, responsible for International Climate Relations;

Mme Najat Vallaud-Belkacem, Minister of National Education, Higher Education and Research;

M. Michel Sapin, Minister of Finance and Public Accounts;

Mme Marisol Touraine, Minister of Social Affairs and Health;

M. Jean-Yves Le Drian, Minister of Defence;

M. Jean-Jacques Urvoas, Keeper of the Seals, Minister of Justice;

Mme Myriam El Khomri, Minister of Labour, Employment, Vocational Training and Social Dialogue;

M. Jean-Michel Baylet, Minister of Town and Country Planning (Regional Development), Rural Affairs and Local Authorities;

M. Bernard Cazeneuve, Minister of the Interior;

M. Stéphane Le Foll, Minister of Agriculture, Agrifood and Forestry, Government Spokesman;

Mme Emmanuelle Cosse, Minister of Housing and Sustainable Homes;

M. Emmanuel Macron, Minister of the Economy, Industry and the Digital Sector;

Mme Audrey Azoulay, Minister of Culture and Communication;

Mme Laurence Rossignol, Minister for the Family, Children and Women’s Rights;

Mme Annick Girardin, Minister of the Civil Service;

M. Patrick Kanner, Minister of Urban Affairs, Youth and Sport;

Mme George Pau-Langevin, Minister for Overseas France;

Member of the government, in the capacity of Minister of State:

M. Jean-Marie Le Guen, Minister of State for Relations with Parliament, attached to the Prime Minister;

Members of the government, in the capacity of Minister of State, and participating in the Council of Ministers for matters relating to their responsibilities:

Mme Ericka Bareigts, Minister of State for Real Equality, attached to the Prime Minister;

M. Jean-Vincent Placé, Minister of State for State Reform and Simplification, attached to the Prime Minister;

Mme Juliette Méadel, Minister of State for Victim Assistance, attached to the Prime Minister;

M. Harlem Désir, Minister of State for European Affairs, attached to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development;

M. Matthias Fekl, Minister of State for Foreign Trade, the Promotion of Tourism and French Nationals Abroad, attached to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development;

M. André Vallini, Minister of State for Development and Francophony, attached to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development;

M. Alain Vidalies, Minister of State for Transport, Marine Affairs and Fisheries, attached to the Minister of the Environment, Energy and Marine Affairs, responsible for International Climate Relations;

Mme Barbara Pompili, Minister of State for Biodiversity, attached to the Minister of the Environment, Energy and Marine Affairs, responsible for International Climate Relations;

M. Thierry Mandon, Minister of State for Higher Education and Research, attached to the Minister of National Education, Higher Education and Research;

M. Christian Eckert, Minister of State for the Budget, attached to the Minister of Finance and Public Accounts;

Mme Ségolène Neuville, Minister of State for Disabled People and the Fight against Exclusion, attached to the Minister of Social Affairs and Health;

Mme Pascale Boistard, Minister of State for Elderly People and Adult Care, attached to the Minister of Social Affairs and Health;

M. Jean-Marc Todeschini, Minister of State for Veterans and Remembrance, attached to the Minister of Defence;

Mme Clotilde Valter, Minister of State for Vocational Training and Apprenticeships, attached to the Minister of Labour, Employment, Vocational Training and Social Dialogue;

Mme Estelle Grelier, Minister of State for Local Authorities, attached to the Minister of Town and Country Planning (Regional Development), Rural Affairs and Local Authorities;

Mme Martine Pinville, Minister of State for Commerce, Small-Scale Industry, Consumer Affairs and the Social and Solidarity Economy, attached to the Minister of the Economy, Industry and the Digital Sector;

Mme Axelle Lemaire, Minister of State for the Digital Sector, attached to the Minister of the Economy, Industry and the Digital Sector;

Mme Hélène Geoffroy, Minister of State for Urban Affairs, attached to the Minister for Urban Affairs, Youth and Sport;

M. Thierry Braillard, Minister of State for Sport, attached to the Minister for Urban Affairs, Youth and Sport.


2. Mali - Meeting between M. François Hollande, President of the Republic, and Mr Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, President of Mali - Communiqué issued by the Presidency of the Republic (Paris, 09/02/2016)

The President had a meeting at the Elysée Palace on 9 February 2016 with Mr Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, President of Mali.

They reiterated their support for the Algiers agreement signed in May and June 2015, which confirms the return of peace to Mali.

They signalled their wish for it to be implemented at a faster pace so that the Malian government can ensure its presence throughout its territory and that certain fighters in the armed groups can be disarmed and reintegrated.

They underlined their determination to fight together against the terrorist groups which are continuing to try and carry out action in Mali. They underlined the importance of international cooperation, as promoted by the G5 in the Sahel, MINUSMA and the French Barkhane force.

The French President recalled the mobilization of France’s Official Development Assistance for Mali and the attention the international community has paid to the country’s reconstruction, as demonstrated during the OECD conference on 22 October 2015. He welcomed the inauguration last week of Timbuktu’s mausoleums, which have been rebuilt.

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