France is ready to assist Lebanon in addressing the economic crisis as soon as the Lebanese government will hold the necessary reforms, said the Minister of foreign Affairs of France Jean-Yves Le Drian at a press conference in the building of the foreign Ministry of Lebanon in Beirut.
Le Drian arrived in Beirut on an official visit on Wednesday evening. Thursday held a meeting with President of Lebanon Michel Aoun, during which Le Drian conveyed a verbal message from the French leader with the confirmation of the willingness of Paris to provide assistance to Beirut in a difficult economic situation.
The Minister of foreign Affairs of France Jean-Yves Le Drian conveyed the oral message to the President of Lebanon, Michel Aoun from his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron, a statement about the willingness of Paris to help Beirut to cope with the economic crisis while conducting reforms, the press service of the presidential Palace.
"The oral message of the President of France announced support of Lebanon, his country in a difficult situation, as it always was for many years. Le Drian told about the intention of France to help after the necessary for Lebanon reforms", - says the press service.
France deplores Turkey's decision to change the status of Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, the head of the French foreign Ministry Jean-Yves Le Drian.
The state Council, Turkey's highest administrative court on Friday annulled the decision of 1934 the transformation of Hagia Sophia into a Museum. Immediately after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced that he had signed a decree about the transformation of the Cathedral into a mosque and the beginning of Muslim worship there.
The Minister of foreign Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian, the defense Minister Florence parley, the Minister of economy and Finance Bruno Le Mayor, the Minister of health, Olivier Veran retained their posts in the new government. This was announced by the Secretary General of the Elysee Palace Alexis Kohler.
For the post of the interior Minister of France is appointed the former Minister of civil service and the state budget of France Gerald Darmanin.
France considers that the EU hosted a debate on the prospects of relations with Turkey, said French foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian.
"France believes that the European Union has very quickly begun a substantive, without any taboo, without being naive discussion of the future prospects of the EU's relations with Turkey and that the EU strongly defended their own interests, because he has the ways," said Le Drian, speaking in the Senate on Wednesday.
Berlin would decide on possible new measures against Russia for the murder of a citizen of Georgia in Germany in August 2019 with an eye to the court's decision, said the foreign Minister of Germany Heiko Maas.
"We reserve the right to take further action, especially with an eye on the solution, which in this case will be taken," said Maas after a meeting with his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian.
The Minister of foreign Affairs of France Jean-Yves Le Drian said that any violence against journalists and peaceful protesters is unacceptable in the United States or in other countries.
"Any violence committed against peaceful protesters and journalists, is unacceptable neither in the US nor anywhere else," said Le Drian in an interview to the newspaper Telegramme.