Statements made by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development Spokesperson (Paris, February 23, 2015)

Romania – Meeting between Mr. Laurent Fabius and his Romanian colleague (Paris, February 23, 2015)
Somalia – Attack in Mogadishu (February 20, 2015)
Libya – Attacks for which Daesh has claimed responsibility


Romania – Meeting between Mr. Laurent Fabius and his Romanian colleague (Paris, February 23, 2015)

Mr. Laurent Fabius, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development, will today receive his Romanian counterpart, Mr. Bogdan Aurescu.

Following President Klaus Iohannis’s visit to France, Mr. Fabius and Mr. Aurescu will work on strengthening bilateral relations, particularly in the economic field.

They will also discuss key European and international issues, including the fight against terrorism, the situation in Ukraine, the EU investment plan and our cooperation in the run-up to the 2015 Paris Climate Conference.


Somalia – Attack in Mogadishu (February 20, 2015)

France condemns the attack carried out on February 20 in Mogadishu, which killed and injured a number of people, including senior representatives of Somali institutions.

We extend our condolences to the victims’ families and assure the Somali authorities and people of our solidarity. The perpetrators of this barbaric act must be brought to justice.

France commends the action of the Somali army and security services, as well as that of the African Union Mission in Somalia, to restore peace and security. Together with its partners, it stands alongside the government in the fight against terrorism.


Libya – Attacks for which Daesh has claimed responsibility

France condemns the attack on February 20 in Qubbah which killed 46 people. We extend our condolences to the victims’ families and our support to all Libyans at this difficult time.

This heinous crime, as well as the attacks in Tripoli yesterday which notably targeted the Iranian ambassador’s residence, reflect the seriousness of the situation in Libya.

There’s an urgent need to find a political solution within the framework of the dialogue launched by the UN: Only a national unity government will be able to effectively combat the terrorist groups. We therefore call on all parties in Libya to ensure the success of the ongoing dialogue. We also call on the entire international community to support the mediation efforts led by Bernardino Leon.