The Daily Press Briefing

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


Paris - July 21, 2015
In this issue:

◢  Iran - Adoption of Resolution 2231 (2015) by the UN Security Council – Statement by Laurent Fabius

◢  Turkey - Suicide bombing in Suruc (July 20, 2015)

◢  Climate - Laurent Fabius’s participation in the “Summit of Conscience” (July 21)

◢  Attractiveness – Italy - World’s Fair – Visit by Matthias Fekl, Minister of State for Foreign Trade, the Promotion of Tourism and French Nationals Abroad (July 22, 2015)

 
Iran - Adoption of Resolution 2231 (2015) by the UN Security Council – Statement by Laurent Fabius

Paris, July 20, 2015

The United Nations Security Council has adopted Resolution 2231, which endorses the recent agreement reached in Vienna by Iran and the E3+3 nations on the nuclear issue. This decision is an important step toward the implementation of our Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. Its unanimous adoption is good news.

The historic importance of this agreement, the major role played by the three European powers (France, the United Kingdom and Germany) and the role of coordinator taken on by the High Representative were applauded by the European Union Foreign Affairs Council.



Turkey - Suicide bombing in Suruc (July 20, 2015)

I utterly condemn the suicide bombing targeted against the Turkish town of Suruc which caused numerous deaths and injuries.

In these extremely painful circumstances, I extend my condolences to the victims’ families and express my solidarity with the Turkish authorities and people.

France stands alongside Turkey at this difficult time, demonstrating once again the importance of our cooperation in the fight against extremism and terrorism.



Climate - Laurent Fabius’s participation in the “Summit of Conscience” (July 21)

Laurent Fabius, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development, COP21 President, will deliver the closing speech at the Summit of Conscience at the Economic, Social and Environmental Council today at 6:00 pm. This speech will be open to the press.

This event will provide an opportunity for the main moral and religious authorities taking part in the summit to express their views on the need to combat climate disruption and to launch a “Call to Conscience for Climate.”

Following the informal ministerial conferences on July 20 and 21, which mobilized the international community at the political level, this event will provide an opportunity to address civil society and, beyond that, the public, in order to ensure the success of COP21.



Attractiveness – Italy - World’s Fair – Visit by Matthias Fekl, Minister of State for Foreign Trade, the Promotion of Tourism and French Nationals Abroad (July 22, 2015)

Matthias Fekl will travel to Milan on July 22 to visit the French and Italian pavilions at the World’s Fair.

During this visit, the minister of state will meet with a delegation of Italian business leaders to discuss the measures implemented to strengthen the attractiveness of our economy. He will also meet with representatives of the French business community in Italy. He will discuss the French community’s situation in Italy with our consular advisors.

With trade amounting to more than €67 billion in 2014, France is Italy’s second largest supplier and second largest customer, as well as the leading investor in the Italian peninsular. The tourist trade is also booming; more than 7.8 million Italian tourists visit France every year, accounting for 10% of foreign tourists.


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