The Daily Press Briefing

Statements made by
the Ministry for Europe
and Foreign Affairs

Paris - January 21, 2020
In this issue:

◢  Guinea-Bissau

◢  China


What is France's position following the presidential election in Guinea-Bissau? Does it recognize Umaro Sissoco Embalo's victory, which is still being disputed by the ruling party candidate?

We are waiting for the country's Supreme Court to confirm the results of the presidential election in Guinea-Bissau. The electoral process must be completed as swiftly as possible, in accordance with the rule of law.


On January 21, China announced a fourth death linked to the mysterious SARS-like virus that can be transmitted between humans. Are you considering screening individuals traveling from China to France?

Please refer to the statements issued by the Ministry for Solidarity and Health in this respect.

The Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs is mobilized and has published recommendations on the travel advisory website, which is continuously updated. These recommendations were posted on Twitter, and were also communicated to French citizens having reported plans to travel to China via the Ariane application.

These recommendations can be found using the following link:

They include specific and detailed recommendations for addressing the health risks posed by this virus:

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