The Daily Press Briefing

Statements made by
the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
and International Development
Spokesperson


Paris - June 03, 2015
In this issue:

◢  Brazil - Meeting between Laurent Fabius and his counterpart, Mauro Vieira (Paris, June 3, 2015)

◢  Tourism - Laurent Fabius’s participation in the “Victoires du tourisme” award ceremony (Paris, June 3, 2015)

◢  Czech Republic - Meeting between Laurent Fabius and his counterpart, Lubomir Zaoralek (Paris, June 4, 2015)

◢  Nigeria - Attacks in Maiduguri

 
Brazil - Meeting between Laurent Fabius and his counterpart, Mauro Vieira (Paris, June 3, 2015)

Laurent Fabius, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development, will today receive his Brazilian counterpart, Mauro Vieira. This will be their first meeting since Mr. Viera’s appointment as foreign minister in January 2015, following the re-election of President Dilma Rousseff. Mr. Fabius and Mr. Vieira will discuss the various aspects of the strategic partnership between our two countries: political dialogue on the major international and global issues, including in particular the fight against climate disruption, economic diplomacy, defense cooperation, and cultural, educational and border cooperation with French Guiana.



Tourism - Laurent Fabius’s participation in the “Victoires du tourisme” award ceremony (Paris, June 3, 2015)

Laurent Fabius, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development, will attend the “Victoires du tourisme” award ceremony this evening. These awards, created by the “Quotidien du Tourisme” magazine, are designed to recognize outstanding contributions, in a variety of categories, to the work of travel agents by tourism professionals. Laurent Fabius will reaffirm the concrete measures implemented a year ago to strengthen the attractiveness of France for tourists and to increase the number of tourists visiting France from 83.7 million in 2014 to 100 million in 2020. He will focus in particular on measures aimed at improving the way we welcome tourists and will also discuss the priority projects to be implemented in the coming months.



Czech Republic - Meeting between Laurent Fabius and his counterpart, Lubomir Zaoralek (Paris, June 4, 2015)

Laurent Fabius, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development, will receive his counterpart, Lubomir Zaoralek, tomorrow. The ministers will discuss key European issues, notably including migration, European defense and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. They will also discuss preparations for COP21, the situation in Ukraine and the fight against Daesh. They will work on strengthening our bilateral relations, notably in the field of energy. Laurent Fabius will speak at the Czech Ambassadors’ Conference in Prague on August 24.



Nigeria - Attacks in Maiduguri

France condemns the attacks perpetrated on May 30 and June 2 in Maiduguri, a city in northeastern Nigeria which is now home to a large number of displaced persons fleeing Boko Haram. These attacks against a mosque and a market in the city have killed more than 40 people. We extend our condolences to their families. At the inauguration of President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja on May 29, Laurent Fabius expressed his solidarity with the Nigerian authorities and reaffirmed that France stands alongside its African partners in the fight against terrorism.


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