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Published on October 25, 2010
Specific partnership in defence and security – Communiqué issued by the Presidency of the Republic

Paris, October 19, 2010

President Sarkozy was extremely interested to learn about the decisions of the British government’s Strategic Defence and Security Review presented today by Prime Minister Cameron.

The decisions announced are courageous and signal the United Kingdom’s determination to carry out all her responsibilities in pursuit of international security and that of our Allies. France shares his determination.

The United Kingdom is proposing to France a specific partnership in defence and security. France is in favour of this and is ready to engage in it fully. We are going to work closely together for the success of the forthcoming Franco-British summit./.

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