Statements made by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development Spokesperson (Paris, October 15, 2014)

Luxembourg – Meeting between Mr. Harlem Désir and Mr. Jean Asselborn, Luxembourg’s Minister of Foreign Affairs (Paris, October 16, 2014)
Climate – Ms. Girardin’s participation in the “Carbon Disclosure Project” meeting (Paris, October 15, 2014)
Egypt – Attack (October 14, 2014)


Luxembourg – Meeting between Mr. Harlem Désir and Mr. Jean Asselborn, Luxembourg’s Minister of Foreign Affairs (Paris, October 16, 2014)

Mr. Harlem Désir, Minister of State for European Affairs, will meet tomorrow with Mr. Jean Asselborn, Luxembourg’s Minister of Foreign and European Affairs, Immigration and Asylum.

This meeting will provide an opportunity to review key European issues, including the relaunching of investment and climate and energy issues, in the run-up to the European Council meeting on October 23 and 24.

Mr. Désir and Mr. Asselborn will also discuss the simplification and improvement of the functioning of the EU institutions, as well as preparations for Luxembourg’s presidency of the EU Council in the second half of 2015.


Climate – Ms. Girardin’s participation in the “Carbon Disclosure Project” meeting (Paris, October 15, 2014)

Ms. Annick Girardin, Minister of State for Development and Francophony, this morning participated in the “Carbon Disclosure Project France 2014” meeting. This project, which is being carried out in parallel in France and in other countries, involves conducting an annual review of the impact of the world’s largest companies on climate disruption.

With one year to go to the 2015 Paris Climate Conference, Annick Girardin reaffirmed that climate disruption posed a threat to development and the global economy. Companies should offer practical solutions to address the challenges of reducing carbon emissions and building a post-carbon economy.

The mobilization of the private sector is key to the credibility of the ambitious agreement that France would like to conclude in Paris in 2015.



Egypt – Attack (October 14, 2014)

France condemns the attack that injured more than a dozen people yesterday in downtown Cairo.

We extend our sympathy to the injured and their families.

France rejects all forms of terrorism and stands alongside the Egyptian people and government.

A terrorist attack took place yesterday in downtown Cairo and injured 12 people. What’s your response? Does France share the same vision of Egypt with respect to terrorist challenges on the domestic front as well as outside Egypt’s borders?

Please refer to the statement that we’ve just made regarding yesterday’s attack. France and Egypt are partners in the fight against terrorism and we are working closely together and with the countries in the region.