The Daily Press Briefing

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


Paris - December 3, 2015
In this issue:

◢  Fight against Daesh / Vote by the British House of Commons – Statement by Laurent Fabius

◢  Cameroon – Attacks (December 2, 2015)

◢  Human Rights – International Day of Persons with Disabilities (December 3, 2015)

 
Fight against Daesh / Vote by the British House of Commons – Statement by Laurent Fabius

I welcome the vote by the British House of Commons authorizing an intensification of the United Kingdom’s military efforts in the fight against Daesh [so-called ISIL] by extending them to Syria. Initial operations took place in the night.

Through this vote and these actions, the UK is signaling its determination to combat Daesh. Two weeks after the November 13 attacks, this is a concrete demonstration of solidarity with our country.



Cameroon – Attacks (December 2, 2015)

France condemns the deadly attacks carried out during the night of December 1 to 2 in Waza in northern Cameroon.

We extend our condolences to the victims’ families.

France pays tribute to Cameroon’s resolute commitment to the fight against terrorism and reaffirms its solidarity with the countries in the Lake Chad Basin.



Human Rights – International Day of Persons with Disabilities (December 3, 2015)

On the occasion of International Day of Persons with Disabilities, France calls for the universal ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

We are resolutely committed to promoting the rights and dignity of persons with disabilities, as well as to combatting all forms of discrimination against them.

The minister of foreign affairs and international development launched, in 2009, and renewed, in 2012, a three-year plan in the area of disability, within the framework of a proactive policy to promote diversity and equal opportunities.


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