Statements made by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development Spokesperson (Paris, April 29, 2015)

 

• Sweden – Meeting between Mr. Laurent Fabius and his counterpart (Paris, April 30, 2015)
• Central African Republic – Extension of the mandate of MINUSCA (April 28, 2015)
• Mandate of MINURSO


Sweden – Meeting between Mr. Laurent Fabius and his counterpart (Paris, April 30, 2015)

Mr. Laurent Fabius will meet with his Swedish counterpart, Margot Wallström, tomorrow.

They will work on strengthening our bilateral relations, particularly in the economic sphere, in follow up to the state visit to France by the King and Queen of Sweden in December 2014.

The meeting will also provide an opportunity to discuss key international and European issues, including the situation in Ukraine and the Middle East and migration.

The ministers will also take stock of preparations for COP21, which Laurent Fabius will chair. Sweden is a very important partner in the fight against climate disruption.

 


Central African Republic – Extension of the mandate of MINUSCA (April 28, 2015)

France welcomes the unanimous adoption by the UN Security Council of resolution 2217 renewing the mandate of MINUSCA for one year.

This resolution notably reaffirms the key role of this mission to protect civilians and support the political process led by the transitional authorities, which is dependent upon the success of the Bangui Forum and the speeding up of preparations for the elections.

The text also underscores the need for continued international support for the Central African Republic, including for election funding.

 


Mandate of MINURSO

What is France’s response to yesterday’s unanimous decision to extend the mandate of MINURSO and do you consider the plan for autonomy proposed by Morocco to be a serious and credible basis for a negotiated solution?

France welcomes the unanimous adoption by the UN Security Council of resolution 2218, extending the mandate of MINURSO until April 2016.

Morocco proposed a plan for the autonomy of Western Sahara in 2007, which France sees as a serious and credible basis for a negotiated solution.