The Daily Press Briefing

Statements made by
the Ministry for Europe
and Foreign Affairs

Paris - July 30, 2018
In this issue:

◢  United Kingdom – Meeting between Jean-Yves le Drian and his counterpart, Jeremy Hunt (Paris - July 31, 2018)

◢  Cambodia – Parliamentary elections (July 29, 2018)

United Kingdom – Meeting between Jean-Yves le Drian and his counterpart, Jeremy Hunt (Paris - July 31, 2018)

Jean-Yves Le Drian, Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, will receive Jeremy Hunt, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, on July 31. This will be their first working meeting.

The discussions will focus on the major current international issues, notably Iran, the situation in Libya and the Sahel, as well as transatlantic relations. France and the United Kingdom engage in close and regular cooperation on all major international issues, regarding which we have a broad convergence of views.

The ministers will also take stock of our bilateral relations and the follow-up to the 35th UK-France summit, which took place in Sandhurst on January 18.

Cambodia – Parliamentary elections (July 29, 2018)

France regrets the fact that the Cambodian parliamentary elections took place without the main opposition party (Cambodian National Rescue Party), which was dissolved on November 16, 2017, while its president has been held in prison since September 3.

These elections were held in an environment that did not allow the opposition, media or civil society to function unimpeded.

We call for the release of Kem Sokha and for the lifting of the ban on 118 members of the Cambodian National Rescue Party from conducting any political activity for five years.

We urge the Cambodian authorities to respect the fundamental rights that will guarantee a credible democratic process.

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