G7 Foreign Ministers Meeting in Lübeck (April 14 to 15)
Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development Laurent Fabius participated in the G7 Foreign Ministers Meeting in Lübeck, Germany, from April 14 to 15.
Together with his counterparts he presented an overview of the major current crises. He notably signaled our determination to conclude a robust and verifiable agreement on the Iranian nuclear issue by the end of June, and stressed the need to make progress toward lasting political solutions in Iraq as well as in Syria in our fight against Daesh. With respect to the Palestinian issue, he also expressed the hope that open and productive negotiations could finally be initiated. Together with his German counterpart, he reported on the efforts being made in the Normandy format to resolve the crisis in Ukraine, highlighting some progress but also pointing out the need to maintain strong pressure on the parties in order to reach a settlement by the end of 2015.
With just a few months left until the COP21, which will take place in Paris, Laurent Fabius reminded his colleagues of all the challenges associated with climate disruption, including in the area of international security. He stressed the need to reach a legally binding agreement, as well as to ensure that all national contributions showing how each country intends to help limit global warming are published as swiftly as possible, to make progress with respect to financing and research and to promote an agenda of solutions, notably technical solutions.