Diplomatic news

  • French Ambassadors Week (28 to 31 August 2017)

    Since 1993, French Ambassadors Week brings together all of the heads of French diplomatic missions from all over the world in late August every year. This meeting provides an opportunity for the highest French authorities to set the priorities of our diplomacy for them.

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  • What are the trends for French archaeology abroad in 2017 ?

    Each year, the evaluation of planned missions, which is conducted by the French committee of excavations, reopens detailed discussions on the guiding principles of French archaeological research abroad.

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  • The Bamako Summit for Partnership, Peace and Emergence

    The 27th edition of the Africa-France Summit for “Partnership, Peace and Emergence”, was held in Bamako, Mali on January 14, 2017, in the presence of forty heads of States and governments, as well as representatives of several international organisations.

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  • The General Assembly of the United Nations

    The 71st ordinary session of the General Assembly of the United Nations is due to start this Tuesday 20th September. This event is regarded as a key moment of the UN agenda as it provides the opportunity to countries worldwide to meet and discuss global challenges such as global warming or the migrant crisis.

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  • Short-stay visas for Czech Republic

    Since September 1st 2016, the French Embassy has the legal authority to issue short-stay visas (less than 90 days) for Czech Republic.

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  • Ambassadors’ Week

    The traditional Ambassadors’ Conference has now become a full “diplomatic week”, in line with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development’s objective for greater openness.

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  • France shall remain true to the spirit of 14th July

    At the end of the Defence Council held in the morning of 15th July at the Elysee, the Prime Minister Manuel Valls had this to say in regard to the Nice attack : “France has been hit once again in the flesh, on a 14th July, our National Day. We wanted to achieve the unity of the French nation. The only worthy and responsible answer from France will be that we remain true to the spirit of 14th July : a united France, assembled around its values.”

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  • France reaffirms its commitment to press freedom

    On the occasion of the World Press Freedom Day, celebrated on 3rd May, Mr. Jean-Marc Ayrault, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development, has reechoed France’s commitment to press freedom and the freedom of expression.

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  • France reaffirms its commitment to defending women’s rights

    On the occasion of International Women’s Day, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development reaffirms its commitment to defending women’s rights.

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  • The French Emergency Humanitarian Fund 2015

    A recap of the action and distribution of the emergency humanitarian fund of the Crisis Centre of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and international Development in 2015.

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