The Daily Press Briefing

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


Paris - July 24, 2015
In this issue:

◢  Algeria - Meeting between Laurent Fabius and his Algerian counterpart, Ramtane Lamamra (Paris, July 23, 2015)

◢  European Union - Harlem Désir’s participation in the Informal Meeting of Ministers and State Secretaries for European Affairs (Luxembourg, July 24)

 
Algeria - Meeting between Laurent Fabius and his Algerian counterpart, Ramtane Lamamra (Paris, July 23, 2015)

Laurent Fabius, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development, received his Algerian counterpart, Ramtane Lamamra, on July 23. The two ministers worked on strengthening our bilateral relations, notably in the economic sphere and with respect to cooperation in the education field. They confirmed the French-Algerian schedule of work for the rest of the year: The next Joint Economic Committee meeting will notably take place in Paris in October 2015 and the next meeting of the High-level Intergovernmental Committee will take place at the beginning of 2016.

Mr. Fabius and Mr. Lamamra took stock of the progress of the COP21 negotiations.

They expressed the same concern at the situation in Libya. France and Algeria fully support the mediation efforts of Bernardino Leon, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General, to ensure the swift implementation of the inter-Libyan agreement signed on July 12 and the formation of a national unity government.



European Union - Harlem Désir’s participation in the Informal Meeting of Ministers and State Secretaries for European Affairs (Luxembourg, July 24)

Harlem Désir, Minister of State for European Affairs, will participate in the Informal Meeting of Ministers and State Secretaries for European Affairs in Luxembourg.

The ministers’ discussions will notably focus on Luxembourg’s presidency of the Council of the European Union, as well as the Commission's 2016 annual work program. They will also discuss the future of the Economic and Monetary Union following the publication of the Five Presidents' Report on this issue.




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