Myanmar (Aug. 1, 2023)
France takes note of the announcement regarding the partial pardon granted to State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi and President Win Myint. France renews its call for the release of all of the individuals being arbitrarily detained, in keeping with UN Security Council Resolution 2669. The ongoing detention of nearly 20,000 political prisoners does not allow the will of the Myanmar people to be sincerely, freely expressed, nor does it allow for a good-faith political process that includes all of the stakeholders, in line with ASEAN’s Five-Point Consensus, for which France once again offers its support. This process must include the National Unity Government; the historic leaders of the National League for Democracy, including State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi; and the ethnic organizations.
Pakistan – Terrorist Attack (July 31, 2023)
France condemns in the strongest possible terms the terrorist attack that was carried out during a political rally in northwest Pakistan. This attack, for which the Islamic State has claimed responsibility, killed over 50 people, including many children, and left dozens more injured.
France extends its condolences to the loved ones of the victims and wishes those who were injured a speedy recovery. France expresses its total solidarity with the Pakistani people at this difficult time.
France assures the Pakistani authorities of its support as they deal with the scourge of terrorism, which must be relentlessly combatted.
Can we have some more details on the Niger evacuation that was announced? What are the arguments that convinced France to initiate it?
We refer you to our statement.
What is your reaction to the events taking place in Senegal (the arrest of opponent Ousmane Sonko, the dissolution of his party, and two deaths)?
In addition, would you please confirm that the French extreme climber Rémi Enigma has fallen to his death from a 68-story Hong Kong skyscraper?
France is following the situation in Senegal closely. We call for restraint and an end to the violence. As we have already stated several times, France is committed to seeing Senegal’s democratic advances and the principal of the rule of law respected. We make this commitment clear to all of Senegal’s political class.
Regarding your second question, we were sad to learn of our compatriot’s death in Hong Kong and offer his family our condolences. The Consulate General in Hong Kong and the Crisis and Support Center of the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs in Paris are in touch with his family.