The Daily Press Briefing

Statements made by
the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
and International Development

Paris - November 10, 2015
In this issue:

◢  Situation in Burundi

◢  Central African Republic – Announcement of the electoral calendar

◢  Jordan – Shooting in a police training center in Amman (November 9, 2015)

◢  Cameroon – Attack (November 9, 2015)

◢  Croatia / Slovenia – Humanitarian assistance

◢  United States – A la Carte Chicago celebration of French cuisine (November 9-19, 2015)

Situation in Burundi

France is concerned at the deteriorating situation in Burundi.

It condemns the murder, on November 7 in the Kanyosha district of Bujumbura, of 9 people, including a UN staff member. The perpetrators of these crimes must be brought to justice.

The UN Security Council met yesterday at our request in New York. Efforts are under way to adopt a resolution calling for an end to the violence and the relaunching of a credible and inclusive national dialogue.

France welcomes the appointment of Jamal Benomar as Special Adviser to the UN Secretary-General. It reaffirms its support for the mediation efforts of the East African Community, supported by the African Union. Lastly, we urge all Burundian parties to cooperate fully and in good faith with the Ugandan mediator.

Central African Republic – Announcement of the electoral calendar

France welcomes the announcement of the electoral calendar by the National Electoral Authority in the Central African Republic.

This calendar will make it possible to uphold the decisions made by the Economic Community of Central African States as well as by the African Union.

France calls on all political forces to respond in a spirit of harmony and reconciliation to the expectations of the people of the Central African Republic who, for the first time in their history, have registered to vote in droves.

Jordan – Shooting in a police training center in Amman (November 9, 2015)

France condemns the brutal attack that killed 6 people yesterday in a police training center in Amman.

We extend our condolences to the victims’ families and express our sympathy with the injured.

France reaffirms its solidarity with the Jordanian people and government and stands alongside them in this ordeal.

Cameroon – Attack (November 9, 2015)

France condemns the November 9th attack in Fotokol, northern Cameroon, which killed three.

We offer our condolences to the victims’ families.

France assures the people and authorities of Cameroon of its solidarity in the fight against terrorism.

Croatia / Slovenia – Humanitarian assistance

Faced with a large flow of refugees, Croatia and Slovenia have asked for humanitarian assistance through the European civil protection mechanism. They must be able to count on European solidarity.

France stands ready to provide aid to these two countries, as it did last month for Serbia, offering emergency shelter materials and bedding.

We will provide them with 480 tents, more than 1,000 beds and bedding kits, and 6,780 blankets.

United States – A la Carte Chicago celebration of French cuisine (November 9-19, 2015)

In partnership with the French-American Chamber of Commerce, the French Pastry School, the Alliance Française, and a number of French chefs, our Consulate General in Chicago is launching its first 10-day celebration of the French culinary arts, A la Carte Chicago. The event will run through November 19.

Several dozen restaurants, pastry shops, wine distributors, and cultural organizations will be celebrating French cuisine, offering menus and events inspired by France. They will showcase both the traditional aspects and the creativity of French cuisine. American, Mexican, and Italian chefs will be part of this project.

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