Foreign Minister Shows France’s Support to Syrian Refugees
From August 15 through 17, Laurent Fabius will be visiting Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey. During this visit, the foreign minister will express France’s support for Syrian refugees forced into exile by the regime’s atrocities. This trip also has a political dimension. Mr. Fabius will hold high-level talks as part of France’s efforts to promote a swift and credible political transition in Syria.
The foreign minister arrived in Amman on August 15. The following day, he is to visit a refugee camp, accompanied by his Jordanian counterpart, Nasser Judeh. He will meet with personnel from the medical/surgical unit deployed by France, which has begun treating victims of the fighting in Syria. Mr. Fabius will also meet with French humanitarian workers in the camp. He will give a statement to the press. Finally, a meeting with King Abdullah II is scheduled.
In Lebanon, the minister will meet with the highest Lebanese officials: the president, the prime minister, the president of the Parliament and the minister of foreign affairs. He will meet with humanitarian actors. He will also speak with opposition figures. He will travel to Turkey the following day.
In Turkey, Mr. Fabius will visit a refugee camp. He will then meet in Ankara with his counterpart, Ahmet Davutoğlu. He will return to France late in the evening.
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France is also working for peace in Syria as the current president of the United Nations Security Council.