Statements made by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development Spokesperson (Paris, July 7, 2015)
Matthias Fekl, Minister of State for Foreign Trade, the Promotion of Tourism and French Nationals Abroad, will travel to Ukraine today with a delegation of French companies.
Mr. Fekl will discuss with Gennady Zubko, First Deputy Prime Minister, the holding of a meeting of the French-Ukrainian Joint Economic Committee in 2016. He will also meet with Aivaras Abromavicius, Minister for Economic Development and Trade, Volodymyr Demchyshyn, Minister of Energy, and Andrei Pivovarsky, Minister of Infrastructure. He will acquaint his interlocutors with the advantages of French services and products in the sectors of strategic importance to Ukraine, such as transport, renewable energy and energy efficiency.
Mr. Fekl will discuss with Vitali Klitschko, Mayor of Kiev, the projects being carried out by France and French economic operators in the Ukrainian capital. He will meet with parliamentarians in order to take stock of the structural reforms under way. Lastly, he will meet with French businesses established in Ukraine and representatives of the French community.
France condemns the terrorist attack perpetrated against a village near the town of Mandera, in northern Kenya, which killed close to 15 civilians.
We extend our condolences to the victims’ families. The perpetrators of this heinous crime must be brought to justice.
France stands alongside the Kenyan authorities and people in the fight against terrorism.