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Fight against terrorism - Daesh - Syria - Statement by M. Laurent Fabius (27 November 2015

Cooperation between everyone against [so-called ISIL] is our main objective. It’s the purpose of the diplomatic efforts made since the Paris attacks.

Cooperation between all the Syrian forces, including the Syrian army, against Daesh is clearly desirable but, as I’ve said consistently, it can be considered only in the framework of a credible political transition. That’s the objective we’re pursuing resolutely./.

Adoption of Resolution 2249 – Communiqué issued by the Presidency of the Republic (21 November 2015)

The French President welcomes the unanimous adoption by the United Nations Security Council in New York of Resolution 2249, proposed by France.

This resolution, which it had called for at the Congrès [joint session of Parliament] in Versailles, will contribute to the mobilization of nations to eliminate Daesh [ISIL]./.

FAQ for tourism professionals (20.11.2015)

This document aims to help tourism professionals answer questions from their customers on the scope of the steps that have been taken to ensure the safety of the French population and foreign visitors.

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Remarks to the press by Mr François Delattre, Permanent Representative of France to the United Nations (20 November 2015)

One week to the day after the attacks in Paris and Saint-Denis, the Security Council has adopted unanimously resolution 2249, proposed by France, on the fight against Daesh.

Today, with this fundamental resolution adopted at a record speed, the Security Council has taken a crucial step forward, a crucial step towards bringing the international community together in the fight against Daesh in Syria and in Iraq.

This strong and operational resolution emphasizes the exceptional nature of the threat posed by Daesh and calls on all member states to take all necessary measures to combat it.

It provides the legal and political framework for international coordinated action to eradicate Daesh in its safe havens in Syria and Iraq.

On the basis of this resolution, France will continue and amplify its efforts to mobilize the entire international community.

Adoption by the Security Council of Resolution 2249 – Statement by Laurent Fabius (November 20, 2015)

In his speech before the Congress of the French Parliament gathered at Versailles, President Hollande expressed the wish that a resolution marking the international community’s determination to combat terrorism would be swiftly adopted.

I welcome the unanimous adoption by the Security Council of the resolution proposed by France. A week after the heinous attacks in Paris, this resolution calls for intensified efforts to combat Daesh and the groups affiliated with Al Qaeda.

All states must now make a solid commitment to this fight, whether in terms of military action, the search for political solutions or efforts to combat the financing of terrorism.

Fight against terrorism/bill to extend the state of emergency – Speech by M. Manuel Valls, Prime Minister, in the National Assembly (19 November 2015)


Prolongation de l'état d'urgence : discours de... par gouvernementFR

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Defence Council (19 November 2015)

The French President today convened a [Select] Defence Council meeting to take stock of the operations conducted to arrest those responsible for the attacks of 13 November in Paris and their accomplices.

The Council examined all the measures aimed at increasing the protection of our fellow citizens on our territory.

He spoke about the diplomatic approach to the situation in Syria, particularly the President’s visits to Washington and Moscow, as well as the draft United Nations Security Council resolution.

The President gave the necessary instructions to step up the military operations under way to combat Daesh [ISIL] in both Syria and Iraq./.

Speech by the President of the Republic before a joint session of Parliament (Versailles, November 16, 2015)

Following the terrorist attacks of November 13, 2015, the President François Hollande spoke before a joint session of Parliament.


Discours du président de la République devant... par elysee

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G20 statement on the fight against terrorism

1. We condemn, in the strongest possible terms, the heinous terrorist attacks in Paris on 13 November and in Ankara on 10 October. They are an unacceptable affront to all humanity. We extend our deepest condolences to the victims of terrorist attacks and their families. We reaffirm our solidarity and resolve in the fight against terrorism in all its forms and wherever it occurs.

2. We remain united in combating terrorism. The spread of terrorist organizations and significant rise globally in acts of terrorism directly undermine the maintenance of international peace and security and endanger our ongoing efforts to strengthen the global economy and ensure sustainable growth and development.

3. We unequivocally condemn all acts, methods and practices of terrorism, which cannot be justified under any circumstances, regardless of their motivation, in all their forms and manifestations, wherever and by whomsoever committed.

4. We reaffirm that terrorism cannot and should not be associated with any religion, nationality, civilization or ethnic group.

5. The fight against terrorism is a major priority for all of our countries and we reiterate our resolve to work together to prevent and suppress terrorist acts through increased international solidarity and cooperation, in full recognition of the UN’s central role, and in accordance with the UN Charter and obligations under international law, including international human rights law, international refugee law and international humanitarian law, as well as through the full implementation of the relevant international conventions, UN Security Council Resolutions and the UN Global Counter Terrorism Strategy.

6. We also remain committed to tackling the financing channels of terrorism, particularly by enhanced cooperation on exchange of information and freezing of terrorist assets, criminalization of terrorist financing and robust targeted financial sanctions regimes related to terrorism and terrorist financing, including through swift implementation of Financial Action Task Force (FATF) standards in all jurisdictions. We will continue to implement relevant FATF recommendations and instruments. We call on FATF to identify measures, including pertaining to legal framework, to strengthen combating of terrorism financing and targeted financial sanctions and implementation thereof.

7. Our counter-terrorism actions must continue to be part of a comprehensive approach based on addressing the conditions conducive to terrorism as stipulated in UN Security Council Resolution 2178, countering violent extremism, combating radicalization and recruitment, hampering terrorist movements, countering terrorist propaganda and to prevent terrorists from exploiting technology, communications and resources to incite terrorist acts, including through the Internet. The direct or indirect encouragement of terrorism, the incitement of terrorist acts and glorification of violence must be prevented. We recognize the need at all levels to work proactively to prevent violent extremism and support civil society in engaging youth and promoting inclusion of all members of society.

8. We are concerned over the acute and growing flow of foreign terrorist fighters and the threat it poses for all states, including countries of origin, transit and destination. We are resolved to address this threat by enhancing our cooperation and developing relevant measures to prevent and tackle this phenomenon, including operational information-sharing, border management to detect travel, preventive measures and appropriate criminal justice responses. We will work together to strengthen global aviation security.

9. The continued and recent terrorist attacks all across the world have shown once again the need for increased international cooperation and solidarity in the fight against terrorism. We will always remember the victims of these attacks.

Source of English text: European Council website.

Statement by President François Hollande (14.11.2015)

A meeting of the Council of Ministers, convened by the French President, was held on 14 November at midnight.
On the basis of reports by the Prime Minister, the Interior Minister, and the Keeper of the Seals and Justice Minister, a decree declaring a state of emergency was adopted. It takes immediate effect throughout metropolitan France and Corsica.

Among other things, it allows for a ban on the movement of people and the establishment of protection and security zones.

A second decree was also adopted to step up measures in all the communes of Ile-de-France [Paris region]. These provisions make it possible for any person whose activity is dangerous to be put under house arrest, for performance halls and meeting-places to be provisionally closed, for weapons to be handed over and for police searches to be carried out.

Furthermore, the President decided to restore border controls immediately. The customs services are also mobilized to this end.

Schools and universities will be closed today, Saturday, in Ile-de-France, and school trips cancelled.

Hospitals have been mobilized. The Plan Blanc [hospitals emergency mechanism] has been set in motion.

The Foreign, Justice and Health Ministries’ victim support unit, in liaison with police headquarters, has been activated.

A meeting of the [Select] Defence Council was convened for 9.00 a.m. today. An additional 1,500 service personnel have already been mobilized.

The President will remain in Paris and will not take part in the G20 meeting. He will be represented by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development and the Minister of Finance and Public Accounts

Travellers’ information (14.11.2015)

Border controls: French President François Hollande has decided to immediately reinstate systematic border checks.

These checks are performed at road crossing-points, rail, sea and airports .
Airports continue to operate.
Air and rail links are ensured.

Dernière modification : 26/09/2016

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