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Speech by M. Jean-Yves Le Drian during the Paris Peace Forum

Presentation of the third Paris Peace Forum via video conference – Speech by M. Jean-Yves Le Drian, Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs
Paris, on the 29th of April 2020
"Ladies and gentlemen ambassadors,
I’m struck by (...)

ACT Accelerator Initiative

International collaboration to accelerate the development, production and equitable distribution of new tools to combat Covid-19
On 16 April, the President of the French Republic held a conference call with the heads of the (...)

France stands with Africa in the fight against COVID-19

France is playing an active role in helping Africa deal with challenges amid the COVID-19 health crisis
This week, President of the Republic of France, Emmanuel Macron, detailed a strategy designed with African and European (...)

Proparco’s Financing Partnership with BancABC Botswana

Proparco’s Financing Partnership with BancABC Botswana marks its first operation in the Southern African country
Proparco, the French Development Agency’s private sector financing arm, has concluded a US$10 million Tier II (...)

French initiative to fighting COVID-19 in Africa

France will allocate almost €1.2 billion to fighting the spread of COVID-19 in Africa
On 8 April, the Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs of the French Republic, Mr Jean-Yves Le Drian, set out before members of the (...)

3 international summits postponed

Due to the current situation of the COVID-19 epidemic, the French authorities decided to postpone 3 international events that were to take place in June and July on French territory.
The Africa-France Summit of Bordeaux (...)

European solidarity in the face of COVID-19

Against COVID-19, we are stronger together. The European Union has already taken measures and efforts are continuing both at European level and between countries themselves.
Europe is showing solidarity in these difficult (...)