Posted by: APO | 17 October 2007

French Daily Press Briefing


Daily Press Briefing

Statements made by

the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Spokesperson



(Paris, October 17, 2007)

[Please note that only the original French text issued by the

French Ministry of Foreign Affairs may be considered official.







France congratulates Burkina Faso, Costa Rica, Croatia, Libya and Vietnam

on their election to the Security Council for the years 2008 and 2009.


Q – What is your reaction to the UN General Assembly’s election of Libya

as a non-permanent member of the Security Council?


I refer you to my statement on the election of the new, on-permanent

members of the Security council.





We welcome the unanimous adoption on October 15 of resolution 1780

renewing the mandate of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti

(MINUSTAH) for another year.


This force, over 9,000 strong, has played a vital role in the

stabilization of Haiti since 2004. It made it possible to hold free

elections and contributes to the establishment of the rule of law, to

strengthening the police and the administration of justice.


The action of MINUSTAH has also improved the security situation. We

support the strengthening of its border-control mission decided by the

Security Council so as to deal more effectively with drugs smuggling.



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