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Statements made by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development Spokesperson (Paris, September 22, 2014)

Published on September 22, 2014
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2014 monthly review

Afghanistan - Election of Dr. Ashraf Ghani and signing of an agreement on the formation of a national unity government (September 21, 2014)
Egypt – Attack in Cairo (September 21, 2014)
South Sudan – Situation in Upper Nile State (September 20, 2014)


Afghanistan - Election of Dr. Ashraf Ghani and signing of an agreement on the formation of a national unity government (September 21, 2014)

The Afghan Independent Election Commission has announced the election of Dr. Ashraf Ghani as the next president of the Republic of Afghanistan. We congratulate the new president.

An agreement to establish a national unity government was also signed between Dr. Ashraf Ghani and Dr. Abdullah Abdullah.

This will allow Afghanistan to achieve a peaceful and democratic transition.

We congratulate the Afghan people; the high voter turnout demonstrated their determination to take charge of their own destiny. We congratulate the two candidates who were able to put the electoral dispute behind them in order to prepare the ground for their future collaboration.

The new authorities can be assured of France’s support which, together with the international community, will stand alongside Afghanistan.


Egypt – Attack in Cairo (September 21, 2014)

France condemns the attack perpetrated on September 21 in Cairo in front of the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

We express our condolences to the victims’ families.

France assures the Egyptian authorities and people of its solidarity in the face of terrorism.


South Sudan – Situation in Upper Nile State (September 20, 2014)

France condemns the resumption of fighting in Upper Nile State on September 20, a few weeks after the signing of a cessation of hostilities agreement.

While negotiations are resuming today, we reaffirm our support for the mediation efforts of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development and the African Union aimed at putting an end to this conflict. France calls on the parties to uphold all of their commitments.

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