The Daily Press Briefing

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


Paris - September 22, 2015
In this issue:

◢  Libya – Conclusion of the peace negotiations conducted under the auspices of the United Nations (September 21, 2015)

◢  Nigeria – Attacks (September 20, 2015)

◢  European Court of Human Rights – Election of Judge Guido Raimondi as president (September 21, 2015)

◢  Health – Appointment of Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as chair of GAVI

 
Libya – Conclusion of the peace negotiations conducted under the auspices of the United Nations (September 21, 2015)

France commends the negotiations led by Bernardino Leon, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Libya, which resulted in a compromise on September 21.

We call on all Libyan parties to approve the results of these negotiations as swiftly as possible and to reach an agreement on the composition of the future national unity government.

France, in conjunction with its partners, is mobilized to support the political process in Libya.



Nigeria – Attacks (September 20, 2015)

France condemns the attacks against Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State, on September 20, which left several dozen people dead.

We extend our condolences to the victims’ families. The perpetrators must be held accountable for their acts.

France stands alongside Nigeria and its neighbors in the fight against terrorism.



European Court of Human Rights – Election of Judge Guido Raimondi as president (September 21, 2015)

France welcomes the election on September 21 of Guido Raimondi, an Italian judge, as the new president of the European Court of Human Rights.

This senior judge, who speaks fluent French, has been vice president of the European Court of Human Rights since 2012; he brings his legal expertise as well as solid experience in European and multilateral human rights forums to the court.

France reaffirms its attachment to the European Court of Human Rights, guarantor of the principles of the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.



Health – Appointment of Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as chair of GAVI

The Board of GAVI, the Vaccine Alliance created in 2000, unanimously agreed on September 18 to appoint Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, former Managing Director of the World Bank and former Minister of Finance of Nigeria, as chair, effective January 1, 2016.

We wish her every success.

With its diplomatic network and experience in the area of innovative financing for development, France supports GAVI - a key instrument for an ambitious global health policy; in its 2016-2020 strategy, it has notably undertaken to strengthen its programs for the 22 French-speaking African countries.


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