The Daily Press Briefing

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


Paris - January 28, 2016
In this issue:

◢  Gastronomy – Goût de France press conference (January 28, 2016)

◢  Iran – Meeting between Laurent Fabius and Mohammad Javad Zarif, Minister of Foreign Affairs (January 28, 2016)

◢  Nigeria – Attacks in Chibok (January 27, 2016)

 
Gastronomy – Goût de France press conference (January 28, 2016)

Laurent Fabius, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development, and chef Alain Ducasse today presented the 1500 restaurants spread across five continents that will participate in the 2016 edition of Goût de /Good France on March 21.

Following the success of the first edition, the minister wanted to continue this initiative: every year, on March 21, French gastronomy and the values that it embodies will therefore be celebrated around the world. Our diplomatic network is mobilized: this year 150 ambassadors are hosting a dinner to showcase this theme.

Nearly a third of the tourists who come to France cite wine tasting and gastronomy as being among the main reasons for their choice of destination; Operation Goût de France therefore highlights the French art of living and regional products, while at the same time promoting France as a destination.

For more information, please visit: www.goodfrance.com



Iran – Meeting between Laurent Fabius and Mohammad Javad Zarif, Minister of Foreign Affairs (January 28, 2016)

Laurent Fabius will today receive Mohammad Javad Zarif, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

They will launch new formats for discussions between our two countries and sign two memorandums of understanding on cooperation: one on political dialogue and the other on establishing a joint economic committee between the two countries.

They will also discuss the situation in the Middle East, as well as efforts to monitor the implementation of the agreement reached in Vienna on July 14, 2015.



Nigeria – Attacks in Chibok (January 27, 2016)

France condemns the suicide attacks carried out on January 27 in the town of Chibok, which has left a dozen people dead and around 30 others injured.

We extend our condolences to the victims’ families and to the Nigerian authorities. Our thoughts are also with the young girls kidnapped in Chibok nearly two years ago, as well as with their families.

France supports Nigeria and its neighbors in the fight against terrorism.



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