Statements made by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development Spokesperson (Paris, September 8, 2014)

Sudan – Signing of the Addis Ababa agreement on national dialogue and the constitutional process (September 5, 2014)
Presentation of the first report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (the Senate, September 9, 2014)
India/ Pakistan - Flooding


Sudan – Signing of the Addis Ababa agreement on national dialogue and the constitutional process (September 5, 2014)

France welcomes the agreement signed in Addis Ababa on September 5 by Sudan’s national dialogue committee and the Paris Declaration Group.

We also welcome the mediation efforts of the African Union led by President Thabo Mbeki.

This agreement is an encouraging step forward on the path of dialogue, the only way to find a solution to all of the conflicts in Sudan.


Presentation of the first report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (the Senate, September 9, 2014)

The International Renewable Energy Agency published its first report yesterday in Abu Dhabi entitled “Rethinking energy,” which analyses developments in the energy mix in the electricity sector and the opportunities associated with renewable energy. It makes an important contribution to the international community’s reflections on energy issues, in particular in preparation for the 2015 Paris Climate Conference.

The presentation of the report at the Senate will be led by Mr. Adnan Amin, Director-General of IRENA, Mr. Ronan Dantec, Senator for Loire-Atlantique, Ms. Marie-Hélène Aubert, Adviser to the President of France on international negotiations on climate and environment, Mr. Jean-Louis Bal, Chairman of the Renewable Energies Association, and Mr. Jean Jouzel, Climatologist and member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

The discussions will be open to the press.


India/ Pakistan - Flooding

We were extremely saddened to learn of the terrible toll exacted by the flooding in India and Pakistan.

France extends its condolences to the victims’ families.

In these painful circumstances, it stands alongside India and Pakistan.