The Daily Press Briefing

Statements made by
the Ministry for Europe
and Foreign Affairs

Paris - July 29, 2019
In this issue:

◢  Nigeria – Attack in Borno State (July 27, 2019)

◢  Bahrain

Nigeria – Attack in Borno State (July 27, 2019)

France condemns the attacks carried out on July 27 in Borno State, Nigeria, which left many dead and several injured.

It offers its condolences to the victims' families. It reaffirms its solidarity with the countries of the Lake Chad Basin in their efforts to combat terrorism and stabilize the region.


The United Kingdom and the EU issued statements on the executions carried out during the weekend in Bahrain. What is France's response?

France joins fully in the statements made by its European partners and the European External Action Service concerning the execution of three Bahraini nationals on July 27 by the authorities of the Kingdom of Bahrain.

France reiterates its unwavering opposition to the death penalty everywhere and in all circumstances and its commitment to the universal abolition of this unjust, inhumane and ineffective punishment. We call on all nations that still have capital punishment to establish a moratorium on the death penalty with a view to its definitive abolition.

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