The Daily Press Briefing

Statements made by
the Ministry for Europe
and Foreign Affairs
Spokesperson


Paris - September 9, 2020
In this issue:

◢  South Korea – Conversation between Franck Riester and Yoo Myung-hee, Minister for Trade, Industry and Energy (September 9, 2020)

◢  The Indo-Pacific – First Trilateral Dialogue between France, India and Australia

 
South Korea – Conversation between Franck Riester and Yoo Myung-hee, Minister for Trade, Industry and Energy (September 9, 2020)

Franck Riester, Minister Delegate for Foreign Trade and Economic Attractiveness, attached to the Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, will speak today with Yoo Myung-hee, South Korea's Minister for Trade, Industry and Energy.

This conversation will provide an opportunity to address the measures implemented by the two governments to support foreign trade and economic recovery in the context of Covid-19. The minister delegate and his interlocutor will also discuss the main challenges of the bilateral trade relationship, notably with respect to matters relating to the agriculture and energy sectors.

The two ministers will also exchange views regarding the measures required to strengthen the multilateral trade system, notably through the WTO's role and in preparation for the next G20 Trade Ministers Meeting.



The Indo-Pacific – First Trilateral Dialogue between France, India and Australia

The trilateral dialogue helped underscore the goal of guaranteeing peace, security and adherence to international law in the Indo-Pacific by drawing on the excellence of bilateral relations between France, India and Australia.

The first trilateral dialogue between France, India and Australia was held through videoconference on September 9, 2020.

Co-chaired by Mr François Delattre, Secretary General - Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs of France, Shri Harsh Vardhan Shringla, Foreign Secretary - Ministry of External Affairs of India, and Ms Frances Adamson, Secretary - Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Australia, the dialogue aimed at exchanging views on strengthening cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region.

On this occasion, France, India and Australia discussed geostrategic challenges, their respective strategies for a free, open and inclusive Indo-Pacific, and prospects for cooperation in the region, especially in the context of the public health crisis. They expressed their shared will to successfully conclude concrete cooperation projects in the maritime sector and those promoting global commons (climate, environment and biodiversity, health). The three countries also discussed the challenges and priorities of multilateralism, as well as upholding and reforming it.

The trilateral dialogue helped underscore the goal of guaranteeing peace, security and adherence to international law in the Indo-Pacific by drawing on the excellence of bilateral relations between France, India and Australia. The three parties agreed to hold this dialogue on a regular basis.


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