The Daily Press Briefing

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


Paris - September 21, 2015
In this issue:

◢  Freedom of expression – Speech delivered by Harlem Désir at the symposium hosted by Cartooning for Peace (September 21, 2015)

◢  Nepal – Promulgation of the new constitution (September 20, 2015)

◢  Cameroon – Attacks (September 20, 2015)

 
Freedom of expression – Speech delivered by Harlem Désir at the symposium hosted by Cartooning for Peace (September 21, 2015)

Harlem Désir will participate today, September 21, 2015, in the symposium entitled “Press Cartoons: A State of Affairs” hosted by Cartooning for Peace at the Economic, Social and Environmental Council.

He will exchange views with cartoonist Plantu during a round table on the theme of “Freedom of expression and Europe in all this?” Harlem Désir will reaffirm the French government’s determination to defend press freedom and the freedom of expression in France and throughout the world.

The minister of state for European affairs will this evening receive the participants at a meeting at the Quai d'Orsay to commend the work and commitment of these personalities in support of these values.



Nepal – Promulgation of the new constitution (September 20, 2015)

France welcomes the promulgation by Nepal of the new constitution, which therefore completes the political process initiated in 2008.

This is a key step toward continuing national reconciliation, restoring political stability and returning to the path of development.



Cameroon – Attacks (September 20, 2015)

France condemns the terrorist attacks that led to the death of two civilians and a police officer on September 20 in Mora (northern Cameroon).

We extend our condolences to the victims’ families.

France assures the Cameroonian authorities and people of its solidarity. It stands alongside Cameroon and its neighbors engaged in the fight against terrorism.


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