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Statements made by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development Spokesperson (Paris, October 23, 2014)

Published on October 23, 2014
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2014 monthly review

Tourism - Tourism Promotion Council meeting devoted to gastronomy and oenology (Paris, October 22, 2014)
Jerusalem (October 22, 2014)
Zambia – 50th anniversary of independence (October 24, 2014)


Tourism - Tourism Promotion Council meeting devoted to gastronomy and oenology (Paris, October 22, 2014)

Mr. Laurent Fabius, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development, yesterday met with the members of the Tourism Promotion Council. The second meeting of the council, which was established on September 3, provided an opportunity to discuss 20 proposals relating to gastronomy and oenology for the period until 2020. The measures, which were presented by Philippe Faure, Chairman of the Council and rapporteurs Guy Savoy and Alain Ducasse, aim to enhance awareness of our gastronomy and our wines on the international scene.

Mr. Laurent Fabius announced an initiative to offer internships to foreigners in the kitchens of French chefs, so that they can become ambassadors of French gastronomy around the world.

On this occasion he launched, together with the partner chefs, operation “Good France”: 1000 chefs will serve a “French-style dinner” on March 19, 2015, on all five continents.

For more information, please visit: http://int.rendezvousenfrance.com/fr/gout-france-good-france

Jerusalem (October 22, 2014)

France condemns the criminal act that killed a child and injured several people on October 22 in Jerusalem. It extends its condolences to the victim’s family and assures the injured of its solidarity.

We are concerned at the increase in tensions in Jerusalem.

France calls for efforts to calm the situation in order to avoid any escalation.


Zambia – 50th anniversary of independence (October 24, 2014)

France congratulates the Zambian authorities and people on the 50th anniversary of independence, which will be celebrated tomorrow.

On this occasion we pay tribute to Zambia’s commitment to peace and development in Africa.

France hopes that our bilateral cooperation will continue to be strengthened, in the spirit of friendship that prevails in the relations between our two countries.

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