The Daily Press Briefing

Statements made by
the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
and International Development

Paris - August 20, 2015
In this issue:

◢  Sri Lanka – Parliamentary elections

◢  Egypt – Attack (Cairo, August 20, 2015)

Sri Lanka – Parliamentary elections

France commends the smooth conduct of the parliamentary elections in Sri Lanka, which enjoyed a high voter turnout.

This election is a further step toward strengthening democracy. We hope that it will also make it possible to continue the efforts undertaken since the election of President Maithripala Sirisena to promote human rights and reconciliation between communities.

France stands alongside the Sri Lankan authorities and people in this process and intends to work with the new government toward strengthening our bilateral relations.

Egypt – Attack (Cairo, August 20, 2015)

France condemns the attack perpetrated north of Cairo on August 20, which, according to the latest reports, injured 29 people, including many police officers.

We express our solidarity with the families of the injured and with the Egyptian authorities.

France stands alongside Egypt in the fight against terrorism.

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