The Daily Press Briefing

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


Paris - October 27, 2015
In this issue:

◢  Syria – Statement issued by Laurent Fabius, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development

◢  Afghanistan / Pakistan / India – Earthquake (October 26, 2015)

◢  Saudi Arabia – Attack in Najran (October 26, 2015)

 
Syria – Statement issued by Laurent Fabius, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development

Laurent Fabius, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development, will host a working dinner this evening for the main partners working with France to resolve the Syrian crisis: Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Qatar, Turkey, Germany, the United States, Italy and the United Kingdom.

They will discuss how to initiate a political transition toward a united and democratic Syria that will respect all communities, as well as the strengthening of our efforts to combat terrorism.

Can you tell us which countries (and which representatives for each country) have confirmed they will attend the meeting today in Paris on Syria?

Do you know where (venue) and when (time) the meeting on Syria will take place today?

Please refer to the statement that Laurent Fabius has just issued on this topic.



Afghanistan / Pakistan / India – Earthquake (October 26, 2015)

We were shocked to learn of the toll exacted by the powerful earthquake that struck South Asia on October 26.

France extends its condolences to the victims’ families. It reaffirms its solidarity with the Afghan, Pakistani and Indian people.

Our embassies in the region are continuing to closely monitor developments in the situation.



Saudi Arabia – Attack in Najran (October 26, 2015)

France condemns the attack carried out on October 26 against a mosque in Najran, which killed two people and injured many others.

We extend our condolences to the victims’ families.

France stands alongside the Saudi authorities in the fight against terrorism.


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