The Daily Press Briefing

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


Paris - December 28, 2015
In this issue:

◢  Turkey – Murder of Syrian journalist Naji al-Jarf (Gaziantep - December 27, 2015)

◢  Americas / Climate – Severe storms and tornados in the southern U.S. and in South America (December 28, 2015)

◢  Burma / Myanmar – Landslide (December 25, 2015)

 
Turkey – Murder of Syrian journalist Naji al-Jarf (Gaziantep - December 27, 2015)

France condemns the murder of Syrian journalist and human rights activist Naji al-Jarf in Gaziantep on December 27.

The editor-in-chief of the opposition newspaper Hentah, Naji al-Jarf made documentaries on the crimes committed by Daesh in Syria.

France calls for a thorough investigation of this odious crime, whose perpetrators must be brought to justice.



Americas / Climate – Severe storms and tornados in the southern U.S. and in South America (December 28, 2015)

We are following with concern the strong storms and tornados that in recent days have struck the southern United States, Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay.

France offers its condolences to the loved ones of the dozens of victims. It assures the large number of displaced persons and the authorities of the countries concerned of its solidarity.

While no continent is immune from extreme climate events, France pledges to strengthen alert systems, particularly in the most vulnerable countries.



Burma / Myanmar – Landslide (December 25, 2015)

We were saddened to learn of the death toll from the landslide on December 25 in a jade mine in northern Burma, which took the lives of several dozen people.

France offers its condolences to the victims' families.

We assure the Burmese people and authorities of our solidarity.


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