Statements made by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Spokesperson (Paris, August 8, 2014)

Chine – Release of attorney Gao Zhisheng (August 7)
Djibouti – resumption of political dialogue (August 8)

 

Chine – Release of attorney Gao Zhisheng (August 7)

France was pleased to learn of yesterday’s release of lawyer Gao Zhisheng. France and its European partners had repeatedly called for his release.

 

Djibouti – resumption of political dialogue (August 8)

France encourages the resumption of political dialogue between the government of the Republic of Djibouti and the opposition, gathered under the umbrella of the Union for National Salvation.

This dialogue opens the way for positive developments with regard to democracy and the exercise of fundamental liberties through the establishment of an authentic opposition party.