The Daily Press Briefing

Statements made by
the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
and International Development

Paris - October 8, 2018
In this issue:

◢  Situation of Jamal Khashoggi

◢  Situation of Meng Hongwei

Situation of Jamal Khashoggi

What is your reaction following the disappearance and possible murder of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi?

France is concerned by the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi, a recognized and respected Saudi figure. We hope his situation will be clarified as quickly as possible.

Situation of Meng Hongwei

What is your reaction to the situation of Meng Hongwei? What is the status of the legal proceedings opened in France with respect to his disappearance?

France took note of yesterday's announcement by Interpol of the resignation of its president, Meng Hongwei, effective immediately. It reiterates its full support for the work of Interpol, the international organization for police cooperation whose headquarters is in Lyon.

For questions concerning the legal proceedings opened by prosecutorial authorities in Lyon, I refer you to the latter.

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