Laurent Fabius

Laurent Fabius
Foreign Minister of France
 

2016 Munich State Conference: failed ceasefire

2016 Munich State Conference: failed ceasefire

Any large-scale military operation by Turkey will mean a high risk of a direct military conflict with Russia

Foreign Ministers of Russia and France discuss inter-Syrian negotiations prior to their start

Foreign Ministers of Russia and France discuss inter-Syrian negotiations prior to their start

Today, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov held a telephone conversation with his French counterpart Laurent Fabius. It is known that the focus of the conversation was the preparation for inter-Syrian talks, …

Fabius: we are ready to mediate between Tehran and Riyadh

Fabius: we are ready to mediate between Tehran and Riyadh

France is ready to de-escalate tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said. "Our view as France is to try to de-escalate the pressure," Reuters cited him as saying. …

 World welcomes lifting of sanctions against Iran

World welcomes lifting of sanctions against Iran

The international community welcomed the cancellation of the US and European Union sanctions against Iran. "Thank God for this blessing and bow to the greatness of the patient nation of Iran. Congrats on this glorious …

France reduces period of visa issuance for Armenian and Georgian citizens

France reduces period of visa issuance for Armenian and Georgian citizens

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said yesterday that the period of visa issuance will be reduced for the citizens of five countries, France-Press reports. "The procedure of issuing tourist visas will take 48 …

Fabius: Assad must leave, but not now

Fabius: Assad must leave, but not now

The resignation of Syrian President Bashar Assad is necessary to resolve the conflict in this country, but this does not mean that his resignation should take place right now, the French Foreign Minister Laurent …

Peskov: Putin and Hollande don#039t discuss sanctions

Peskov: Putin and Hollande don't discuss sanctions

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his French counterpart Francois Hollande did not discuss the issue of lifting EU sanctions against Russia during their last meeting, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said. …

Hollande and Putin discuss lifting of anti-Russia sanctions

Hollande and Putin discuss lifting of anti-Russia sanctions

French President Francois Hollande and Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed the lifting of anti-Russia sanctions, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said. …

Paris will not cancel or reschedule the UN climate summit, French Foreign Ministry reports

Paris will not cancel or reschedule the UN climate summit, French Foreign Ministry reports

The French authorities do not intend to cancel the planned international climate summit in Paris, Reuters reports citing a senior diplomatic source. This information was later confirmed by the French Foreign Minister Laurent …

Fabius leaves Vienna meeting on Syria and returns to Paris

Fabius leaves Vienna meeting on Syria and returns to Paris

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius has left the meeting on Syria in Vienna and is returning to Paris. The head of the French Foreign Ministry stated that the principles of the transfer of political power in Syria …

Fabius to tell about details of terrorist attacks in Paris at Vienna meeting

Fabius to tell about details of terrorist attacks in Paris at Vienna meeting

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius will participate in today's meeting in Vienna on the conflict settlement in Syria. Additional security measures were taken in the area of the hotel where Fabius is now. …

France supports Iran#039s involvement in talks on Syria

France supports Iran's involvement in talks on Syria

France supported the initiative on involvement of Iran in talks on the Syrian settlement. "France supports the participation of Iran and advocates for all of the sides interested in this issue to be presented," - the official …

Fabius urges Russia to start bombing IS

Fabius urges Russia to start bombing IS

French Foreign Minister of France Laurent Fabius has urged Russia to start air strikes on the positions of the terrorist organization Islamic State. "The international …

Fabius: Responsibility for chaos in Syria lies with Bashar Assad

Fabius: Responsibility for chaos in Syria lies with Bashar Assad

Today, on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius stated that he hopes to clarify Russia's intentions in Syria soon. He also stressed that Syrian President Bashar …

Foreign ministers of Georgia and France meet in Paris

Foreign ministers of Georgia and France meet in Paris

Foreign Minister of Georgia Giorgi Kvirikashvili met with his French counterpart Laurent Fabius during a working visit to Paris. The heads of diplomatic missions noted the intensification of friendly and …

Rouhani to visit Francois Hollande in November

Rouhani to visit Francois Hollande in November

According to French Prime Minister Manuel Valls, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani will visit Paris in November. Rouhani received an invitation in July when French Foreign Minister Laurent …

Meeting of Lavrov and Steinmeier taking place in Berlin

Meeting of Lavrov and Steinmeier taking place in Berlin

A meeting of the Foreign Ministers of Russia and Germany, Sergey Lavrov and Frank-Walter Steinmeier is taking place now. The talks of the foreign ministers of the …

Honorary Consul of France in Turkey suspected of selling boats to migrants

Honorary Consul of France in Turkey suspected of selling boats to migrants

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius has temporarily suspended the honorary consul in Turkey from work, as she is suspected of involvement in selling boats to migrants. "The Minister has ordered her temporary …

Laurent Fabius: Ousting Assad cannot be solution to Syrian crisis

Laurent Fabius: Ousting Assad cannot be solution to Syrian crisis

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said that removing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad from power will not ensure the normalization of the situation in this country. He added that Paris isn't going …

Laurent Fabius to visit Tehran

Laurent Fabius to visit Tehran

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius will hold talks with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and several other ministers in Tehran. This visit will be the first in the last 12 years, French …

French delegation arrives in Russia

French delegation arrives in Russia

A delegation of French lawmakers, headed by Thierry Mariani, arrived in Moscow in the evening. "All ten members of the delegation arrived in Moscow," TASS cited the head of the State Duma Committee on CIS Affairs, Leonid …

Laurent Fabius to visit Iran next week

Laurent Fabius to visit Iran next week

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius will travel to Tehran next week. During the visit he plans to hold talks with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. "I will go to Iran next week," the radio station France Inter cited him as …

Fabius accepts Zarif#039s invitation

Fabius accepts Zarif's invitation

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius has accepted his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif's invitation to visit Iran after the historic deal on its nuclear program, but did not give a date for the trip. "I told him I …

Fabius: agreement with Tehran looks  solid for at least 10 years

Fabius: agreement with Tehran looks solid for at least 10 years

A nuclear deal would be sufficiently solid for at least 10 years, France's foreign minister Laurent Fabius told Le Monde daily. "France's stance of constructive firmness enabled a sufficiently robust …

Laurent Fabius: Everything is ready on Iran, it is time to decide

Laurent Fabius: Everything is ready on Iran, it is time to decide

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius has made a statement today after talks with counterparts from Iran, the US and the UK. An d then urged the countries to make the final step and conclude the final

Fabius speaks about lack of progress on certain items of Iranian program

Fabius speaks about lack of progress on certain items of Iranian program

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said there had been progress on certain issues in nuclear talks between the major powers and Iran, but on others there was still work to be done. "There are some

EU chief diplomat praises pace of Iranian nuclear talks

EU chief diplomat praises pace of Iranian nuclear talks

EU Chief Diplomat Federica Mogherini has praised the Iranian nuclear negotiation process between Chief Diplomats Mohammad Javad Zarif (Iran), Philip Hammond (UK), Frank-Walter Steinmeier (Germany) and Laurent Fabius (France) in Luxembourg, RIA …

Foreign ministers of Iran and France to discuss Iranian nuclear program negotiations

Foreign ministers of Iran and France to discuss Iranian nuclear program negotiations

On Monday French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius is to meet with his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif in order to discuss the final round of negotiations on the Iranian nuclear issue, Reuters reports, …