Statements made by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Spokesperson (Paris, May 26, 2014)

 

Ukrainian presidential elections on Sunday, May 25 – Statement by Mr. Laurent Fabius
Guinea-Bissau – Announcement of the final results of the second round of the presidential elections (May 18, 2014)
Djibouti – Attack in the city center (May 24, 2014) 
Somalia – Attack against the Federal Parliament in Mogadishu (May 24, 2014)

Darfur – Death of a Rwandan UNAMID soldier (May 24, 2014) 


Ukrainian presidential elections on Sunday, May 25 – Statement by Mr. Laurent Fabius

The available results of the presidential elections indicate that Mr. Poroshenko has been elected in the first round of voting. I would like to offer him my warmest congratulations.

We condemn the violence perpetrated in the run-up to the elections in the regions of Donetsk and Luhansk and hope that full light will be shed on these incidents.

We will closely examine the results announced by the Central Election Commission and the OSCE’s assessment of the conduct of the elections. We commend the OSCE’s professionalism and commitment.

The conditions have now been met for Ukraine to be able to move forward in accordance with the guidelines decided upon by its citizens and for the necessary reforms to be implemented, in a spirit of conciliation, stability and national dialogue.

What’s your response to the presidential elections in Ukraine?

How might the elections affect bilateral relations between France and Ukraine?

What’s your response to the European elections?

With respect to the presidential elections in Ukraine, I have just issued a statement by Mr. Laurent Fabius, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development.  

With respect to the European elections, please refer to the statements issued by the French authorities.


Guinea-Bissau – Announcement of the final results of the second round of the presidential elections (May 18, 2014)

France welcomes the election of Mr. José Mario Vaz as president of the Republic of Guinea-Bissau and the active role played by the people of Guinea-Bissau in this electoral process. It welcomes the spirit of responsibility that prevailed during the elections.

France pays tribute to the action of the international community, notably that of ECOWAS and the UN secretary-general’s special representative, who helped to facilitate this democratic transition.

With the support of the international community, Guinea Bissau should swiftly consolidate the return to constitutional order and the rule of law, work toward ensuring the country’s economic and social development and combat all forms of trafficking.


Djibouti – Attack in the city center (May 24, 2014)  

France condemns the attack perpetrated on May 24 against a restaurant in downtown Djibouti, which left several people dead and many others injured.

We extend our condolences to the victims’ families and express our solidarity with the injured, some of whom are French citizens.

Full light must be shed on the circumstances behind this heinous and cowardly act, the perpetrators of which must be brought to justice. 

France reaffirms its full support for Djibouti and its institutions in their fight against terrorism.


Somalia – Attack against the Federal Parliament in Mogadishu (May 24, 2014)

France condemns the attack perpetrated against the Federal Parliament in Mogadishu.

We extend our condolences to the families of the Somali victims and the personnel members of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) and assure the Somali authorities and people of our solidarity.

We welcome the action of the Somali police and armed forces, as well as that of AMISOM, to restore peace and security.


Darfur – Death of a Rwandan UNAMID soldier (May 24, 2014)

France condemns the attack perpetrated on May 24 against peacekeepers belonging to the United Nations-African Union Hybrid Mission in Darfur (UNAMID), which left a Rwandan soldier dead.

We express our condolences to the victim’s family as well as to the UN, the African Union and the Rwandan authorities. We call on the Sudanese government to guarantee the safety of UNAMID personnel and to swiftly investigate this attack in order to bring those responsible to justice.

France deplores the upsurge in violence in Darfur where clashes between armed groups and abuses against the civilian populations have led to the displacement of more than 300,000 people since February. It reaffirms its support for UNAMID’s action and for the states that are helping to consolidate peace in Darfur.