Statements made by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development Spokesperson (Paris, April 6, 2015)

 

• Archives Diplomatiques – “Le Congrès de Vienne, l’invention d’une nouvelle Europe” (Musée Carnavalet, April 8 – August 31)
• Madagascar - Climate – Meeting between Annick Girardin and Ralava Beboarimisa, Madagascar’s Minister of Environment, Ecology, Sea and Forest (Paris, April 2)
• Weimar Triangle – Meeting between Laurent Fabius and his German and Polish counterparts (Wroclaw, April 3)


Archives Diplomatiques – “Le Congrès de Vienne, l’invention d’une nouvelle Europe” (Musée Carnavalet, April 8 – August 31)

From April 8 through August 31, the Musée Carnavalet will host tApril 8 through August 31 April 8 through August 31 April 8 through August 31 April 8 through August 31 April 8 through August 31 he exhibit Haut du formulaire “Le Congrès de Vienne, l’invention d’une nouvelle Europe,” organized by the Archives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development.

For the first time, the original Final Act of the Congress of Vienna, signed on June 9, 1815, will be presented to the public along with a number of other never-before-displayed documents, such as letters from Talleyrand to Louis XVIII and orders from Napoleon during the Hundred Days. Cards, engravings, caricatures and portraits, notably of Talleyrand, will convey the events and atmosphere of 1814 and 1815 in Paris and Vienna.

The exhibit shows how the Congress of Vienna ushered in a new European conflict-resolution system, one that would endure until 1914. Vienna was also where the principles of abolishing the slave trade and establishing the freedom of navigation and trade on major rivers were proclaimed.

For further information, visit http://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/fr/photos-videos-publications/archives-diplomatiques-3512/expositions/article/le-congres-de-vienne-1815-ou-l

 


Madagascar - Climate – Meeting between Annick Girardin and Ralava Beboarimisa, Madagascar’s Minister of Environment, Ecology, Sea and Forest (Paris, April 2)

Annick Girardin, minister of state for development and Francophonie, met yesterday with Ralava Beboarimisa, Madagascar’s minister of environment, ecology, sea and forest.

Madagascar is one of the countries most heavily affected by climate disruption. Ms. Girardin and Mr. Beboarimisa discussed the preparation of Madagascar’s national contribution to the COP21 climate conference. The French minister hailed Mr. Beboarimisa’s efforts on sustainable development, particularly to preserve precious woods.

She also congratulated Madagascar’s authorities, who will host the next Francophonie summit in 2016.

 


Weimar Triangle – Meeting between Laurent Fabius and his German and Polish counterparts (Wroclaw, April 3)

Laurent Fabius, minister of foreign affairs and international development, is in Wrocław today for a meeting in the “Weimar Triangle” format with Frank-Walter Steinmeier, his German counterpart, and Grzegorz Schetyna, his Polish counterpart.

The ministers will discuss the European Neighborhood Policy, and preparations for the European Council in June, focusing on defense and the fight against climate disruption ahead of the 2015 Paris Climate Conference.